Verna Prawdzik, 91, formerly of Port Griffith, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village, Jenkins Township, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Chester Prawdzik, who passed away December 2001.
Born in Port Griffith, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Rose Nowak Brooks. Verna was a graduate of Jenkins Twp. High School and attended College Misericordia. Prior to retirement, she was employed as the bookkeeper in the accounting office for Jenkins Twp. School District from 1947 to 1962, for Northeast School District from 1962 to 1966, and with Pittston Area School District from 1966 to June 30, 1994, retiring at that time, for a total of 43 ½ years. Verna is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Public School Retirees, former President and Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Ladies Slovak Union of Branch 14 and 19, and of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. She was also a former Judge of Elections in the Middle Ward of Jenkins Township. She was also a member of Our Lady of the Eucharist, Pittston.
Verna was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. She loved her family with every sense of her being and they did the same in return. She will be dearly missed and the memories of her will be cherished forever.
Surviving is her son, Jerome C. Prawdzik, Sr., Pittston; grandchildren, Joseph Prawdzik and wife, Jill, Pittston and Christina Prawdzik and companion, Jason Lazaro, Wallace, NC; great grandchildren, Damian and Vada; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Jerome Chester Prawdzik, Jr. on September 5, 2010; brother, Raymond Brooks; sisters, Leona Falkowski and Christina Kohut.
The funeral will be held at 8:15 AM on Monday, April 15, 2019, from Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 A.M. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, 535 North Main Street, Pittston. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar Street, Exeter.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to Alzheimer's Association, Wilkes-Barre Office, 57 N Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.