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Anna Kuchemba

Wednesday, May 14, 1924Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Anna Kuchemba, 94, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 06, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following a brief illness.

Her beloved husband was the late Leonard A. Kuchemba, who passed away on December 31, 2010. Together, Leonard and Anna shared 60 beautiful years of marriage.

Born on May 14, 1924, in Swoyersville, Anna was one of six children born to the late Stanley and Agnes (Swintz) Dziekan.

Raised in Swoyersville, Anna was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, Class of 1941.

A devoted homemaker most of her life, Anna was also employed as a secretary for the Forty Fort State Bank, working there for 12 years.

Anna was a faithful Catholic and a lifelong member of the former Saint Mary of Czestochowa Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of her church, she became a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. Additionally, she held membership with the Swoyersville Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents, Stanley and Agnes Dziekan, and her husband, Leonard, Anna was preceded in death by her son-in-law, S. Roy Corle; her brothers, Peter Dziekan, John (Dziekan) Jaken, Stanley (Dziekan) Jaken, and Joseph (Dziekan) Jaken; and her sister, Helen Dziekan Kuchemba.

Anna is survived by her three children, Elaine Stefanko and her husband, Ralph, Larksville; Alice Corle, Bedford; and Dr. Leonard Kuchemba and his wife, Debbie, Shavertown; her grandson, Alex Corle; her special nieces, Kathy Yamrus and her husband, John; and Carol Savakinus; as well as several other nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 9:30 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her Pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Family and Friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the Kuchemba family a message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website,, or Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Anna’s memory to the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701.


Service Date
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:00am

A viewing for Anna will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 8:45 and 9:00 AM on Monday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, will serve as celebrant.  

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in the Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.



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Dear Aunt Anna, You beautiful, sweet, funny lady. I am so lucky to have known you. Thank you for all the years you took care of my father in law. You will be remembered always with a smile. Love you, Janet Jaken
So sorry for loss. She was a very kind & gentle person who I enjoyed visiting with. May God comfort you during this time. Sandy Blaine

Dear Tom,

How can I ever thank you enough for leading us through our recent experience!

I have received so many compliments on the obituary for Mike; the Funeral Mass; and the Military Ceremony at the Cemetery. Your input made all of this possible!

Rose Kayrish and Family