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Christine M. "Tina" Macko

Tuesday, September 30, 1941Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Christine Marie “Tina” (Lutynski) Macko, 76, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Christine was born in Hudson on September 30, 1941, one of eight children born to the late Charles and Anna (Januszko) Lutynski.  She attended St. Joseph Elementary School and was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1959.

Prior to her retirement, Christine was employed by PC Data Center, and in earlier years had been employed by Eberhard-Faber, Topps Company and Muskin Pools. She was a member of Saint Andrew Parish, Wilkes-Barre, and was previously a member of the former parishes of St. Boniface, Wilkes-Barre, and St. Joseph, Hudson.

Family was the center of Christine’s life and she especially treasured moments spent with her grandchildren. She was a gentle and loving person, always with a kindhearted word and a smile for others. We will miss her sweet and cheerful spirit.

In addition to her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Andrew C. Macko Jr., with whom she shared 39 happy years of marriage, until his death on July 12, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas, Chester and Stephen Lutynski; sisters, Julia Rycki, Dorothy Vearling and Irene Nastawa; father-in-law, Andrew Macko, Sr.; and father-in-law and mother-in law, Stanley and Dorothy (Kiesling Macko) Gluc.

Christine is survived by her sons, Andrew C. Macko III and his wife, Trish, Tunkhannock; and Kenneth J. Macko and his wife, Theresa, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, AC, Nicole, Dana, Shane, Anna, Betsy, Kenneth, Anthony and Robert Macko; sister, Carol Ann Lutynski, Hudson; and step-daughter, Cindy Macko and family, Mountaintop.

Additionally, Christine is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas Vearling; Richard and Carol Macko, Stanley and Judy Gluc; Rose Klepaski; Theresa and Len Kluchinski; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

Christine’s family is ever grateful to her sister, Carol Ann Lutynski, for the loving, daily care that she provided to our Mom throughout her illness.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted Saturday at 9:15 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, Saint Andrew Parish, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre, celebrated by Reverend Joseph A. Kearney.

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

Family and friends may call Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send an online message of condolence, please visit the funeral home’s Facebook page or website,

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Christine’s memory to Saint Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509.


Service Date
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am

A viewing for Tina will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 9:15 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 8:30 and 8:45 AM on Saturday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM in Saint Andrew’s Parish, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre. The Reverend Joseph A. Kearney, will serve as celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will be held in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hanover Township.

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 Macko and Lutynski family members; Please know our thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you all during this time of morning and celebration of Christine's life. John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die." With our love, Carole and Robert Rycki
To the Macko family We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom is a great person, a loving and caring person. Your mother blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. Your mother was like a mom to all of us as we grew up together. Your family has always welcomed us into their home and into their hearts. Mrs Macko will be greatly and sadly missed by us all. I know this is a very difficult and demanding time for you all. My family and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. This is a time for grieving and a time of sorrow but this is also a time of rejoicing. I say rejoicing because now her pain, suffering and struggles are over in this human life and she is now in Heaven, in paradise with God and with your father where there is no more pain, suffering and struggles but instead they now have eternal life with the Lord. They are surrounded with peace, joy, celebration and most of all, God's LOVE. Mr & Mrs Macko have been reunited again and both are watching over you, Andy and your families. No words can comfort someone fully but God can comfort you fully. God heals the broakenhearted and some Bible verses that come to mind are; Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted, Psalm 34:19 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble. We know we can't make the pain go away but always remember that God, family and friends are here for you and your family for anything that you need. Our prayers and our deepest sympathy for you and your family. God bless you all. Michael J Murphy

Just a heartfelt thank you for your sincere care and kindness in helping us journey our Wife, Mom, and Grandmother home to the Lord. You made a difficult time much easier.