Mrs. Mary A. (Ondrea) Rembish, a former beloved neighbor of North Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre's North End neighborhood, passed peacefully into Eternal Life early Friday morning while in the care of Allied Meade Street Skilled Nursing Center, where she recently resided.
Born June 21, 1919, she recently celebrated her one hundred and first birthday. She was one of three children to the late Frank and Eva (Novotny) Ondrea. Educated in the city schools, she was a graduate of the James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre.
Following her formal education, Mrs. Rembish took employment with the former B.F. Goodrich Company of Exeter for many years.
A woman devoted to her Catholic faith, she held membership in the Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, North Wilkes-Barre, having been a life member of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church prior to its closure.
At Sacred Heart she previously was a member of the parish Altar and Rosary Society. Proud of her Slovak heritage, she also held membership in the Slovak Catholic Sokols.
Mrs. Rembish was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mr. Stephen A. Rembish in 1975; by brothers, Joseph and Frank Ondrea; her companion, Mr. Chester P. "Chet" Wysocki on January 1, 2017 and most recently by her only son, Mr. Stephen Rembish on August 9th of this year.
Left to cherish the wonderful memories they hold of her are her daughter-in-law and caregiver, Mrs. Patrice Rembish of East End; Grandson, Dr. Stephen Rembish and his wife Jennifer of Hutto, Texas; Six great-grandchildren, including Abbie, Joseph, Jacob, Samuel, Mollie and Drew Rembish; Two great-great grandchildren, John and Adeline; Several nieces, nephews, fellow parishioners and dear friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Rembish will be conducted on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, 668 North Main Street, North Wilkes-Barre. The Reverend Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor, will serve as celebrant and homilist.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow next to her husband in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Cemetery of the Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, Dorchester Drive, Dallas.
Relatives and friends may join the Rembish family for visitation and shared remembrances directly at church Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of her funeral Mass.
In lieu of floral tributes, the Rembish family would be honored if those wishing to make a monetary donation in their mother’s memory; kindly consider the Social Justice Committee of Saint Andre Bessette Parish, 668 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.
The North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc. is honored to care for our dear friends, the Rembish family once again during this difficult time.
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Social Justice Committee of Saint Andre Bessette Parish
668 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18705