Kathleen S. Skiendzielewski

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Kathleen S. Skiendzielewski

August 21, 1946 - February 12, 2019

Kathleen S. Skiendzielewski Kathleen S. "Kathy" Skiendzielewski, 72, of Sunbury, formerly of Danville, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the Nursing & Rehabilitation at The Mansion where she had been a resident for the past six years.

She was born Aug. 21, 1946, in Bloomsburg, a daughter of the late George H. and Kathryn (Mattern) Long. On July 9, 1996, she married John J. Skiendzielewski who survives.

Kathy grew up in Numidia and was a graduate of Southern Columbia High School on May 28, 1964. She completed her nursing certification on Sept. 16, 1967, from the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing.

She gained employment at Geisinger Medical Center as an emergency room registered nurse. Kathy was the recipient of the Martha Everitt Award for Excellence in Emergency Nursing Care, later renamed the Kathy Award in her honor. After 35 years of dedicated service Kathy retired, but continued as a volunteer patient liaison.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Danville and the Geisinger School of Nursing Alumni Association.

Kathy greatly enjoyed cross stitch, crocheting, yard sales, and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. Some of her most favorite times were spent traveling with her family, to Marco Island with husband John, and to Tulsa, Okla. with daughter Kelly.

In addition to her husband of 22 years, she is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly S. and Matthew T. Fox of Danielsville; one son, Nathaniel S. Holdren of Livingston, Mont.; stepdaughter, Jennifer M. Skiendzielewski and partner Teri Charles of Boulder, Colo.; stepson, John Andrew Skiendzielewski and wife Laural of South Lake, Texas; grandson, Abbade J. "AJ" Fox of Danielsville; and stepgrandchildren, Libby and Landon Skiendzielewski of South Lake, Texas; and a cousin, Molly Ann Criswell and husband Bill of Mifflinburg, who was more like a sister.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Long.

A greeting for friends and family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Stone Pine Ballroom #1 at The Pine Barn Inn, 43 Pine Barn Place, Danville, where services will follow from 2 to 3 p.m.

Contributions in Kathy's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or alz.org.

Kathy's family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of "The Mansion" for their wonderful care given to Kathy.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.
Published on February 14, 2019
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5 posts

Mar 09, 2019
Sincere sympathies to all during this difficult time. We long to see our loved ones again soon. This is promised to us by our creator. May you find comfort from the source of all comfort. Psalm 34:18 assures us that He is near the brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus will break up the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)
Thinking of you all.
Kelly D.
Mar 06, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. Revelation 21:3,4 assures us that soon we will never again have to feel the pain from losing our loved ones. Please take comfort from the promises in God’s word.
Feb 21, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. God knows the pain that comes with losing a loved one, that is why he promises that he will do away with his enemy, death (1 Corinthians 15:26). We will soon be reunited with our dear, loved ones.
Tracy Ferguson
Feb 21, 2019
My deepest sympathy. May you find some comfort in the love and support that will surround you during this time of transition.
Feb 19, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolonces. May the wonderful memories bring comfort to your mind and heart during this difficult time. John 5:28, 29