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Olga M. (Sekel) Kozlowski

August 29, 1928 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 93)


     Mrs. Olga M. (Sekel) Kozlowski, 93, formerly of Temple Apartments, Edwardsville; more recently, a resident of Birchwood Nursing Center, Nanticoke, passed into eternal life peacefully Tuesday, April 19th while in the care of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following a recent illness.

     Born on Wednesday, August 29, 1928 in Kingston, she was one of seven children to the late John and Mary (Sabonis) Sekel.  She was educated in the West Side schools.

     During her youth, Mrs. Kozlowski was employed by the R.C.A. Corporation in Mountain Top.  Additionally, she worked as a sales lady for Sarah Coventry Jewelry for several years.

     A lifelong and faithful member of Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Kozlowski had previously been active in various church affairs including membership in the Dorcas Guild and had also served as a Sunday school teacher.

     A consummate homemaker, she is best remembered as being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to her beloved family.  Her physical presence will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Richard Kozlowski in 1996 and by sisters, Marie Hrivnak and Vilma E. Beky; Brothers, John and Dan Sekel and an infant sister, Betty.

     Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dr. Richard "Rick" Kozlowski and his wife Colleen of Waterford, VT and Robert "Rob" Kozlowski of Mountain Top.  Grandchildren, including Courtney Bertolini and her husband Dylan; Brendan and Cameron Kozlowski; Great Grandson, Enso Bertolini; Sister, Mrs. Ellen Marshalla and her husband Edward of Pringle; Several nieces, nephews, fellow congregants and dear friends.

     The Kozlowski family would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr. Janus Wolanin and the staff of Birchwood Nursing Center for the care given to their mother especially in her final days.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Kozlowski will be conducted on Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the John V. Morris Family Funeral Home Inc., 625 North Main Street, followed by service at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 663 North Main Street.  The Reverend Peter J. Haenftling, pastor will serve as celebrant and leader of worship.

     Interment with prayers of committal will be in Saint Matthew Lawn section of Fern Knoll Burial Park, Midland Avenue, Dallas.

     Relatives and friends may join the family for visitation and shared remembrances Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

     Memorial donations in Mrs. Kozlowski’s memory would be appreciated toward her beloved church, Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 663 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.

     To share online words of comfort or a fond remembrance of Mrs. Kozlowski with her family, please visit her memorial page on our family's website at

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Funeral Service
April 22, 2022

10:30 AM
John V. Morris Family Funeral Home, Inc.
625 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1795

Funeral Liturgy
April 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
663 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

April 22, 2022

12:30 PM
Fern Knoll Burial Park
Midland Avenue
Dallas, PA 18612


Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
663 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18705
Tel: 1-570-822-8233

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