Mary Margaret Kukuchka, 92, of Eatonville died Wednesday February 20, 2019 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, George Kukuchka, Jr.
Born in Lafin Jenkins Township on October 23, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Leck Rowker. She was a graduate of Jenkins High School.
Mary was a devoted catholic and a faithful member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tunkhannock, she also attended St. Mary’s Byzantine Church, Wilkes- Barre.
She was very active in her family’s businesses with her husband at Tunkhannock Fuel Company. She was a wonderful cook an amazing baker; passionately teaching her grandchildren her talents in making poppy seed nut rolls and pierogis.
Mary loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and on a sunny afternoon she enjoyed a burnt hot dog while watching her grandchildren swim in the pool.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by brothers, Paul Rowker and David P. Rowker.
She is survived by her two sons, Thomas and wife June, Ronald and wife Abby; daughter, Cathryn West and husband Robert; sister, Veronica Timchak; grandchildren, Kevin and wife Sherri, Eric and wife Gretchen, Jeffrey and wife Jenilee, Abe and wife Allie, Scott and companion Alyssa, Emily, Eleanor, and Sophie West; great-grandchildren, Grayson, Maryn, Kattrin, Ryker, Callahan, Avery, and Ashton; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend Mary’s Mass of Christian Burial which will be held on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 99 E. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657 to be celebrated by the Reverend Patrick Albert, Mary’s pastor and Deacon Raymond Pieretti. Interment will follow in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Those wishing to attend Mary’s mass are asked to proceed directly to the church on Saturday. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Friday February 22, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Mary’s name to Hospice of the Sacred Heart,100 William St. Dunmore, PA 18510, Meadows Nursing Home, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas PA 18612. Nativity B.V.M. Church, 99 E. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657.