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Marie (Kazmierski) Chibirka, 88, of West Abington Twp., died peacefully on Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the wife of the late Joseph T. Chibirka. The couple had been married since Oct. 25, 1952.
Born June 18, 1930, in Scranton, the daughter of the late Bernard and Emily (Minich) Kazmierski, Marie was a 1948 graduate of Scott High School and worked as a PNC loans specialist.
She enjoyed cooking, canning and completing crosswords; but, most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving are four sons, Joseph of Duncansville, James of Dalton, Martin (Jean Law) of Dalton and John Chibirka (Kathleen Scoboria) of Wernersville; three daughters, Marylou Chibirka of Dalton, Rosemarie Bailey (Tim) of Conway, Ark., and Teresa Spence of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Bernard Kazmierski Jr. (Martha) of Seminole, Fla. and Daniel Kazmierski (Dee) of Scranton; two sisters, Audrey Lehnert of Clarks Summit and Alice Sokoloski (Edward) of Justus; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snows, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, to be celebrated by the Rev. Edward J. Casey. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Scott Twp.
The family will receive relatives and friends Friday from 5 to 7 at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Padre Pio Chapel of Our Lady of the Abingtons and St. Patrick Parishes 700 West Main Street Dalton PA 18414.
Dear Mom, I tried calling you today on accident to tell you how my first day in a fantastic new company was and for a minute or two waited to hear your lovely voice answer. Then I realized in the haze of my pre-dawn sleepiness you were not going to answer and never thought this day would come. Nichole and I love you forever and I'm not sure when it will dawn on me I can't just call you anymore. You are on always on my mind. Our love transcends physical bodies and I know I'll see you and dad again someday in heaven. You would be proud of my little girl Nichole even though she is not so little anymore and now 16 years old and driving a car! I'll try to be strong, remembering the happy times (and plenty of funny) and instill in my daughter what you have taught and showed me in love, faith and hope. You were the strongest person I know and emulate all you were in your life to us 7 children. Always adored. Never forgotten. Love your "baby", And your baby's baby. Tess and Nichole a��i��
Tess Chibirka Jul 31 2018 12:00 AM
Aunt Marie was always there for us. She always invited us into her house with open arms. After a while you begin to think this is how it will always be. Until now. I just wanted to thank her for all of the time we spent with her and the family. We all learned to enjoy our extended family. Aunt Marie, if you can hear us (or still read e-mail) - Thanks!
Larry Zale Jul 28 2018 12:00 AM
I remember your mom as such a kind, smiling, caring person! Thoughts and prayers to the Chibirka clan.
Charlie Fuller Jul 27 2018 12:00 AM
Robert L Scoboria sent a floral arrangement.
Robert L Scoboria Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of your family's lost. Pour out your feelings to the God who promises to comfort our hearts. (2Thessalonians 2:16, 17) "
Angeks Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM