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Arlene A. Skiengel

Wednesday, December 21, 1932Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Arlene A. (Skiendziel) Skiengel, 86, a lifelong resident of Swoyersville, passed into eternal life on Tuesday evening, January 01, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her brother, sisters, and extended family.

Born on December 21, 1932, in Swoyersville, Arlene was one of fifteen children born to the late Victor and Victoria (Witek) Skiendziel.

Arlene was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, Class of 1950.

Prior to her retirement, Arlene was employed as a bookkeeper by the former Nelson Furniture Company, Kingston, and, in her earlier years, she was employed as a bookkeeper by the former Crown Nut Company, Kingston.

Arlene was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of the former Saint Mary of Czestochowa Church, Swoyersville, where as a young woman she held membership with the church’s Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. Following the consolidation of her church, she became a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

A woman of many enjoyments, Arlene especially enjoyed gardening and watching game shows.  She was also an avid sports fan, who, in her younger years, belonged to a bowling league and a girl’s baseball team. She was always full of energy despite her small, “5 foot nothing”, stature.

Arlene will be fondly remembered as a loving, devoted, and caring sister, aunt, and friend. Although her presence will be deeply missed, there is much comfort in knowing that she has found peace with her Lord in Heaven and is reunited with all her loved ones and friends who have gone before her.

In addition to her parents, Victor and Victoria Skiendziel, Arlene was preceded in death by her brothers, infant Joseph Skiendziel, Frank Skiendziel, Joseph E. Skiendziel, and John Skiendziel; her sisters, Mary Gavlick, Amelia Granda, Stella Meckalavage Songaila, Victoria Golden, Genevieve Bonomo, and Helen Skiengel.

Arlene is survived by her brother, Walter Skiengel, Swoyersville; her sisters, Alice Skiengel, Swoyersville; Sister Cynthia Skiendziel O.S.F. and Sister Melita Skiendziel O.S.F., both of Saint Thomas More Convent, Allentown; as well as generations of nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Saturday, January 05, 2019, 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 Arlene’s viewing which will be held on Friday, January 04, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, and again on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the Skiengel 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 Arlene’s memory to the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, 450 St. Bernardine Street, Reading, PA, 19607-1737; or to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, Pennsylvania 18704.

 

 

Service Date
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 10:00am
Services

A viewing for Arlene will be held on Friday, January 04, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. There will be an additional viewing on Saturday morning, January 05, 2019, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, at the funeral home.

The funeral service will begin on Saturday, January 05, 2019, 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 9:00 and 9:15 AM on Saturday 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 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.

 

Cemetery

Saint Mary's R.C. Cemetery, Swoyersville | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish | View Map

Condolences

Rest in eternal peace Aunt Arlene. I love you. Lisa Sprenkle
Dear Sister Cynthia, I'm so sorry for your loss. Arlene was truly an angel on earth. She is enjoying peace with the rest of your family. Love to you and your family. Gerry Dicton
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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.