Wilma Stack, 95, a resident of Wyoming, passed from this life into the hands of her heavenly father on Saturday morning, June 18, 2022, at her home.
Wilma was reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 13 years, John Stack, who passed away on May 25, 1965, at the young age of 41.
Born on April 9, 1927, in Port Griffith, Wilma was one of three daughters born to the late John and Mary Kowalczyk Nowak.
Wilma attended the former Jenkins Township High School, graduating in 1944 with special honors.
Prior to her retirement at age 75, Wilma was employed by the Social Security Administration in Wilkes-Barre, and also worked as a bookkeeper for other companies. From 1953 to 1977, she dedicated her life to being a stay-at-home mother.
Wilma was a marvelous, loving, and devoted mother and grandmother who always put the needs of her loved ones before her own. Having been widowed at an early age, she successfully and single-handedly raised her four children.
As a devout Catholic, the Lord and His Blessed Mother were at the center of Wilma’s life and she leaned on their spiritual guidance during her earthly life. She was a member of the former Saint John the Baptist Church, Pittston, where she had belonged since birth, holding membership with its Confraternity of Christian Mothers and its Women’s Guild. After the closure of her church, she became a member of Saint John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and also attended Mass at Saint Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming.
Always selflessly giving to others, Wilma was a longtime member of the Serra Club International, and volunteered for many years at the Wesley Village Campus, Pittston.
In addition to her parents, John and Mary Nowak, and her husband, John, Wilma was preceded in death by her sisters, Joanne Rydzewski and Evelyn Sailus; and her sister-in-law, Catherine “Kate” Stach.
Wilma is survived by her four children, Donna and her husband, Dan Spatz; Joyce Stack and her husband, Richard Robinson; Karen and her husband, Vince Nardone; and Gary and his wife, Kimberly (Lamoreux) Stack; her eleven grandchildren, Deneen, Janelle, Diana, John, Joanna, James, Vincent, Annaria, Victoria, Natasha, and Annabella; her great-grandson, Emmett; her brother-in-law, Robert Rydzewski; as well as her many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Wilma’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Wilma’s caregiver, Sarah Tanikie, for the wonderful care she provided Wilma over the years. The family wishes to also acknowledge Wilma’s closest friends, Mary Ann Iskra and Marilyn Krall, for their love and friendship.
Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Wilma’s viewing which will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.
Wilma’s Funeral Service will begin with a viewing on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 10:00 to 10:50 AM in Saint John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 AM by the Reverend Father Joseph P. Elston, Pastor.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton section of Kingston Township.
For additional information or to send Wilma’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Wilma’s memory to one of her favorite charities: EWTN Global Catholic Television, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35210, or to the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, 475 East Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144.
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