Julia K. Piszczek, 100, a resident of Church of God Home, Carlisle and formerly of Carlisle and Wlikes-Barre, died Wednesday November 7, 2012 in the home.
She was born April 13, 1912 in Plymouth, PA, the daughter of the late Ignatius and Catherine Biennas Krystoflk and the widow of Frank Krystoflk and Charles Smith
Mrs. Piszczek married her first husband, Charles Smith in the Good Sheppard Polish National Church in Plymouth, PA in 1932, one child, June born in 1933, and was widowed in 1942. In 1945 she married Frank Piszczek and was widowed in 1968.
She lived in Plymouth PA all of her life until Hurricane Agnes destroyed her home in 1972. Since then she has lived with her daughter June and Son-in-Law Michael (deceased 2008) first in Bear Creek Township outside of Wilkes-Barre, PA, then in Carlisle PA since 2005. She was a resident of the Church of God Home in Carlisle since 2010.
Julia enjoyed gardening all of her life and her flower gardens in Plymouth provided her with much joy. She believed that hard work, saving nickels and believing in God would provide a better life. Julia crocheted, sewed and knitted everything from pot holders to menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s suits, she worked tirelessly as a beautician most of her life. As age diminished JuliaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s senses, she turned to saying the LordÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Rosary many times each day, reaching out for God to restore her sight so as to better live her life. Her life on Earth ended surrounded by the good friends and providers at the Church of God home who cared for her lovingly.
Surviving are her daughter, Julie Elias, Carlisle, her grandson, Damien Elias and his wife Sondra Wolfe, Carlisle and two great-grandchildren, Alexa and Daniel Elias. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Krystofik and Joseph Krystofik, three sisters, Helen Krystofik, Violet Krystofik, and Sophie Comeroski, and her husbands, Charles Smith and Frank Piszczek.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am, Monday November 12, 2012 in St. MaryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cemetery, Plymouth PA, with Father Anodizio officiating.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home and Crematory, Carlisle PA is handling the arrangements.
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