The Times-Tribune

Catherine Guzinski

December 11, 2016


Catherine Guzinski, Shenandoah Heights, passed away peacefully at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Schuylkill East, Pottsville, with her family by her side on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.

Born in Pittsburgh, she was raised in Dunmore and was the third-oldest of 10 children born to the late Andrew and Mary (Sakulich) Barnick.

Catherine was a 1939 graduate of Dunmore High School.

She was a skilled seamstress, having sewn her own wedding dress of Brussels lace, which was later worn by daughter, Theresa. She was employed by several dress factories in Shenandoah, including the former Patton Manufactur­ing.

Catherine married Theodore Guzinski in 1947 at St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church in Scranton. Later, she was a lifelong parishione­r of St. Casimir Church, Shenandoah, later Divine Mercy Parish. Her husband, Theodore, passed away in 2008.

Catherine was known for her cooking and baking delicacies, including halupki and nut rolls. Her home, filled with healthy plants, was a result of her green thumb. She was a regular reader of the newspaper, especially the editorial page and health news. She enjoyed television programs, such as the daily EWTN Mass, cooking shows and “Judge Judy.”

Catherine and Theodore were the parents of four children, including Catherine Mary Guzinski, who passed away in 1996. Surviving are Theresa Richardson and husband, Joseph, New Jersey; Barbara Guzinski, Elysburg; and Thomas Guzinski and wife, Leah, Shenandoah Heights. Thomas and Leah are the parents of Catherine’s three granddaugh­ters, Ashley, Sarah and Christina Guzinski, whose accomplish­ments gave her great joy and pride; sister, Theresa Dziedzic, Maryland; brother, Frank Barnick and wife, Loretta, Florida; sisters-in-law, Alberta Barnick, Ann Barnick and Diane Guzinski, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, husband and daughter, Catherine was preceded in death by siblings, John, Andrew, Joseph, George, Mary Mallas, Ann Voytek and Claire Roskowski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir Church, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Casimir Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call at St. Casimir Church on Wednesday from 9 until 11.

Expression­s of sympathy may be made to Divine Mercy Parish Memorial Fund, 108 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.

Walukiewic­z-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangemen­ts. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.woffuneral­

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