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Janine T. Skamarakus Koch - June 4, 2014

Janine T. Skamarakus Koch, 45, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Kindred Hospital Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a beloved daughter of Shirley Fela Skamarakus, Exeter and James J. Skamarakus, Huntington Mills. She was a graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School, Class of 1986. She had worked as a Nurse's Aide in the Cardiac Unit at the General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre and also served as unit secretary. Janine was a devout catholic and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. She was a kind soul and had a positive impact on every life she touched. She will also be remembered for her love of animals.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Cynthia E. Skamarakus, West Pittston.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Adam and Valeria Fela.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 9:30 A.M. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may pay their respects Wednesday at the church from 8:45 A.M. until the time of the mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The SPCA of Luzerne County 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street Pittston.

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From: Dave

Location: Harding, PA    Date: 2014-08-07

Rest in Peace Janine - You will be missed

From: Cathy Mack

Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2014-07-02

I spoke with her many times. She was so dedicated to spreading the word of the Lord and suffered so much, but fought to the end. Someone brought me Divine Mercy items to be given at my church on Divine Mercy sunday. She wanted me to have them. I always run the event. God bless her. I know she has a special place in Heaven. Please tell her Mom, Shirley and family how sorry I am.

From: House of Nutrition

Location: Luzerne, PA    Date: 2014-06-16

We are all very saddened to hear about Janine's passing. We had called the hospital about 2 weeks ago trying to find where she was located to send a card. She was such a loving kind and caring soul. May you take peace in knowing the lives she touched with embracing arms and her sweet soul. May she rest in peace. With love..


Location: WEST PITTSTON, PA    Date: 2014-06-05

THANK YOU, for your time to place an email for my adored sister. She loved & cared for all others, known to her....she will always be an extended part of me & I will miss her every single day. please post your email for condolences. I will read them & answer you ASAP. In our time of mourning for this truly wonderful angel,In Yours, Cynthia

From: Andrea Pyskoty

Location: nanticoke, PA    Date: 2014-06-03

so sorry for your loss I graduated with her hav not seen her in yrs .. she was soo nice and had a good sence of humor

From: Paul and Beverly Pierson

Location: Glen Lyon, PA    Date: 2014-06-03

Our deepest sympathies.

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