1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Barbara A. Nelson - Monday, Nov. 10th

Barbara A. Nelson, 73, of Luzerne, formerly of Pittston, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, Thursday evening, November 6, 2014 at Golden Living Center-East Mountain, Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late John and Dorothy Plonski Wassil. She was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1959. Prior to its closing, she was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Pittston and currently a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

Barbara was a beloved companion, mother, nana, sister and aunt, who was cherished by her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She truly loved going to exercise with the people at Changes, Luzerne; she was an avid reader; she enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida; and she took great pride in spoiling her cat, Pepper.

Barbara is survived by her companion, Stanley Kotulski, of Luzerne, with whom she shared 27 years together; her two daughters, Barbara Shiner and husband, Ron, Port Richey, Fla. and Carol Truchon and husband, Dean, Shickshinny; grandchildren, Ronnie and fiancée, Tanya, Jonathan and Samantha Shiner and Ashli Truchon; brother, John Wassil and companion, Lois McHugh, Pittston; sisters, Dorothy Zavada and husband, Jerry, Edgewater Park, NJ and Christine Bogdon and husband, Joseph, Sweet Valley; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Monday, November 10, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Duryea.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 5 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) 555 E North Ln #5010, Conshohocken, PA 19428 or to the Pittston Memorial Library 47 Broad St. Pittston, PA 18640.

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From: Christopher & Keith

Location: Southampton , NJ    Date: 2014-11-11

We only just met you an for the short time we knew you it was always a pleasure to see you again we will miss you our thoughts an prayers are with the family ,,,May you rest in peace.

From: melvin & joan vrhel

Location: wyoming, PA    Date: 2014-11-11

So sorry for the loss of a friend, neighbor and employee. Mel & Joan

From: Barbarann Kelley

Location: New Olreans, LA    Date: 2014-11-10

Chris - Condolences for you my precious friend on the loss of your beloved Sister, Barbara. Thanks for all the lovely stories you have shared of her and your husband Joe and family over the years. I am always there for you. God be with you and may Barbara rest in eternal peace. God's Peace & Love - Barbarann

From: Sylann, Philip and kids

Location: Auburn, CA    Date: 2014-11-10

I'm so sorry for all of you. I know how hard this is!

From: Nancy and Bob Kline

Location: Shavertown , PA    Date: 2014-11-09

Our thoughts are with you both and your family. Hope you're doing well

From: Kathyand Ray Massey

Location: Dallas, PA    Date: 2014-11-09

We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers as you go through this difficult time.

From: Mr.& Mrs. Paul Wydra

Location: Larks vile, PA    Date: 2014-11-08

Barbara was a wonderful person from the fiirst day we met her. Beautiful inside & out. We are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

From: Loretta

Location: Swoyersville , PA    Date: 2014-11-08

I'm so sorry for your loss ... My prayers and thoughts are with Barbs loved ones... I'll miss our talks Barb at Changes and on the phone... I love you and will always hold a special place in my heart

From: April and Frank Azaravicb

Location: Hooper, UT    Date: 2014-11-08

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Barb was such a wonderful and thoughtful woman. We are truly going to miss our visits with her when we come to PA.

From: Dawn Pearce

Location: Duryea, PA    Date: 2014-11-07

So sorry for your loss.

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