Matylewicz , Leona J. . Obituary


Leona “Lee” Julia Matylewicz, 82, a resident of Dickson City, attained her eternal reward early Sunday while holding the hands of her loving and dedicated daughter Linda, after fighting a year-long courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Stanley “Charlie” Matylewicz who passed away in 1997, with whom she shared 34 years of marriage.

Raised in Dickson City, daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Milko Yezierski, Leona was educated in Dickson City Schools and worked in the garment industry and Runco’s catering. Leona lovingly dedicated her life to caring for her mother and husband during their illnesses, constantly by their side. She was an active and dedicated member of St. Adalbert’s PNCC serving on its Parish Committee and belonged to the Lutnia Choir, ANS, School of Christian Living, and church quilting club. Because of her love for the church, Leona was active with numerous parish fund raising activities and annual parish picnics, and was an instrumental part of the fundraising effort for the church’s new pipe organ. She was an avid bowler with the Scranton Tribune and the St. Adalbert’s PNCC leagues capturing many awards for her accomplishments. She enjoyed casino trips to Atlantic City, Mohegun Sun and Mount Airy, loved scratch off lottery tickets, playing board games with her loving adopted sons Robert Sevensky and Stephen Toth, and enjoying family dinners with Linda and Jack.

Leona was first and foremost a loving mother to her daughter Linda, and was a generous and caring individual with boundless levels of energy. She was known for her sense of humor and always had a joke to share. She was a skilled artist behind the sewing machine and in the kitchen with her baking talents, and was a hard worker who dedicated countless hours to helping others. She was a talented singer, from the days of harmonizing with her quartet the “Bell-Aires”, Sweet Adelines and Scranton Circle Choir to singing every Sunday in church. Her angelic alto voice will be sorely missed and she is now singing with the angels.

Also surviving are her daughter Linda and the love of her life Jack T. Sloan of Dickson City; twin brother and “womb-mate” Leon “Leroy” Yezierski, Phillipsburg, NJ with whom she shared a special bond even though miles separated them; sister, Matilda “Tillie” Stack, Texas; sister-in-law, Eleanor Matylewicz, Scranton, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and her godchild Nanci Nichols Humphreys who was a constant support to her and her daughter during Leona’s illness.

In addition to parents and husband, preceding her in death were her infant children Mary and Stanley Jr. (her angels), siblings Stanley and Joseph Yezierski, Sally Konnik, Violet Hajtovik, Regina Kuranda and brothers and sisters in-law.

Linda and Jack would like to thank dear and close friends and family for their constant care and concern, making sure Leona was never alone during her illness; Dr. Tracey Galardi, Dr. Donald Preate, Jr., and Dr. Hamar Brereton and their staffs; the nurses and staff of Regional Hospital of Scranton 6th and 8th floors, Commonwealth Hospice Unit and Allied Skilled Nursing at Regional Hospital; Allied Home Health for their kind and compassionate care; and her church family and COLTS staff for their cards, prayers and well wishes.

The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City with mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Adalbert’s PNCC, Dickson City.

Friends may call Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Christian Wake Service will conducted on Thursday at 7 p.m. along with the Lutnia Choir and ANS Society.

Burial St. Adalbert’s cemetery, Dickson City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Adalbert’s PNCC Endowment Fund. Since this world will be so different without Leona, her family and friends ask that you perform a random and unexpected act of kindness in her memory and in recollection of the countless acts of kindness she graciously did for others.


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From: Mark Selvenis   29-Apr-15
Eternal Rest granted on to her O Lord and let the perpetual Light shine upon her and may she rest in peace. She will be missed, Leona say Hello to Grandma Leona Selvenis for me. ... readmore

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