Obituary of Regina Alesczyk
Regina Arlene Alesczyk, 91, of Plains Township, returned to the Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family while in the care of the Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility of Wesley Village, Pittston.
Regina was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 10,1927, to her loving parents the late Vincent and Elizabeth Flora Berrini. She was one of nine children to grow up in a caring household.
Regina grew up in the Wilkes-Barre area and attended local schools. Before graduating high school, she left and began to work in the local garment industry as a seamstress to help support her large family. Regina was a proud member of the I.L.G.W.U.
At a young age Regina met and married Robert Z. Alesczyk and moved to
Plains Township. Together they raised four children.
Mrs. Alesczyk raised her family surrounded by God and the Catholic faith. The family belonged to the parish of Saint Joseph Church, Hudson until the parish’s closure. During this time, Regina was a proud member of the St. Joseph’s Christian Mothers Society. After the church mergers, Regina rejoined her childhood church of St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wilkes-Barre.
Regina was very involved in her community and was a proud foster grandparent at the Leo E. Solomon Elementary School, Plains. Mrs. Alesczyk was recently awarded a twenty-year pin in honor of her dedication and volunteerism to the school and students.
Regina was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert; son Russel; daughter Regina Vaughn; sisters Edith Curcio and Arcel Rallo; and brothers Benjamin, Dominick, Joseph and Vincent.
She is survived by her loving sons Robert and his wife Joan, Plains; and Ronald, Plains; grandchildren Tara Pennypacker and her husband Jason, Harrisburg; Rhianna Huey and her husband Jon, Carnegie, PA; and Russel Vaughn, Washington, PA; great grandchildren Jagger and Cullen Pennypacker, Harrisburg, sisters Joan Sura and Irene Pluskey, both of Wilkes-Barre, and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the wonderful nursing staff of Wesley Village for the care and kindness shown to Regina during her stay.
Mrs. Alesczyk funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. from the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark Street, Plains, Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30.a.m in St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, 134 S Washington St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Mass celebrant is the Rev. J. Duane Gavitt. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Visitation will be held on Monday evening, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of floral tributes, a memorial donation may be made to the American Red Cross ,PO Box 37839,Boone, IA 50037-0839
For online condolences to the family or for directions to the funeral services, please visit www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.