Jacqueline A. Kovaleski Lucidi, 69, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, July 25th, 2020 at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle against breast cancer.
Born March 4th, 1951, she was raised in Wilkes-Barre and was a graduate of GAR High School, Wilkes-Barre, class of 1969. She owned and operated a tavern for 25 years, pursued various educational courses including computer sciences and real estate. She was a Customer Service Representative for Calex Logistics and was most passionate about her home-based business JaBec Creations. Following retirement, she greatly enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.
Jacki was an avid crafter, she enjoyed wood crafts, photography, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and reading. She enjoyed spending her days tending to her chickens, laughing with her grandchildren and finding peace in her garden. She was a member of Trucksville United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Dallas Chapter #396 and formerly the Nanticoke Chapter; Valley ATV Club of Northeastern PA, Duryea and SSRTA, Snow Shoe, PA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis H. and Joan Smith; her husband, Benjamin J. Kovaleski; and sisters, Joan Balz and Denise Citsay.
Although she will be deeply missed by many, she is at eternal peace. Furthermore, she would like to pass on one bit of advice to the rest of us from a short story titled “A Story to Live By,” written by Ann Wells. That advice is as follows: “Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you are alive is a special occasion.”
Surviving is her husband, Anthony J. (Tony) Lucidi Jr., whom she married on July 30th, 2013; her three children, Benjamin J. Kovaleski II and wife, Maria of Hunlock Creek, Jaimie Coach and husband, Mark of Hunlock Creek and Rebecca McMahon of Swoyersville; grandchildren, Briseis Kovaleski and Benjamin Kovaleski III, Mark, Lily and Olivia Coach; grand-dogs Abraham and Atticus; sisters; Gloria Mooney and husband, Mike and Sandra Woychik both of Wilkes-Barre and a brother, Robert Smith; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Private committal service and interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township with Rev. Jay Jones, her pastor, officiating
Due to current restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date and will be announced
Private interment will be held at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township with the Rev. Jay Jones, her pastor, officiating. Memorial Services will be held at a later date and will be announced