Mary Louise Sowa Kaminski, 94, of Clarks Green, died Friday at the Jewish Home, Scranton, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her husband of 56 years, Joseph B., died March 21, 2012.
Born in Scranton, Mary was the daughter of Polish immigrants, Anna and Andrew Sowa. A longtime resident of Clarks Green, Mary attended Scranton Technical High School and had been employed at Williams' Bakery, Scranton, and later was a sewing operator for Smart Styles, Clarks Summit. A devout Catholic, Mary and husband Joe were faithful members of the Church of St. Gregory Parish, Clarks Green.
Mary was the consummate mother, grandmother and wife. Family came first and foremost and self-sacrifice was a given. She opened her home and cared for two of her sisters and her son's family during her good years, for which her family was most grateful. Mary enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and the happy times visiting with her family.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the Jewish Home, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Abington Manor, and the friends and relatives who helped care for mom over the years. The world is still held together by the kindness of good people.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Kaminski and wife, Marilyn, Clarks Green, and granddaughter, Kimberly Kaminski, Provo, Utah.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Agnes Condeelis, Nellie Vennick and Frances Sowa.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. Gregory, 330 North Abington Road, Clarks Green, to be celebrated by Rev. John M. Lapera, pastor. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery, Scranton.
The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website