Irene B. Sleboda, 78, of Dunmore, died Tuesday evening at home. She was the wife of retired Dunmore Police Capt. Ronald Sleboda. They celebrated 50 years of marriage April 25.
Born in Tunkhannock, she was one of 10 children born of the late Michael and Mary Hovanecs Pavuk.
Irene was a graduate of Dunmore High School class of 1960 and attended IBM Business School in Scranton. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Lodge 2 FOP in Scranton. She was one of the first employees at RCA in Dunmore and, before retirement, she worked at Supermarket Services in Dunmore.
Also surviving are sisters, Susan Matticks and her husband, Edward, Dunmore; and Joan Novak, Woodbridge, Va.; a brother, Michael Pavuk and his wife, Pamela, Bethlehem; a brother-in-law, Leonard Winslow, Dunmore; nieces, Lisa and Andrea Novak, Michelle Winslow, Barbara Lee Sarcinelli, Marie Hughes and Joan Parry; nephews, Timmy Matticks, Michael Pavuk Jr., Kevin and Darren Winslow, Ronald, Mark and Kenny Cieciorka, John Zikosky Jr. and Tony Kazmakaites Jr.; and a great-niece, Ariel Matticks.
She was preceded in death by six sisters, Shirley Winslow, Mary Cieciorka, Theresa Walczak, Anna Mae Zikosky, Alberta Kazmakaites and an infant twin sister, Barbara.
Irene’s family would like to thank Personal Home Health Care & Hospice in Dunmore for the care and compassion shown to her over the past two years.
The funeral will be Friday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut St, Dunmore. Interment will follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Rt. 435 in Moscow, at 11:30 a.m. for those who are unable to attend the mass. Due to our current pandemic, all those attending are kindly and respectfully asked to socially distance without direct contact while giving condolences and are required to wear a mask.
A celebration of Irene's life will be held at a later date.
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