Veronica Kalinowski

February 5, 1925 - April 8, 2020

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Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home

Veronica “Ronnie” Kalinowski, 95, of Tunkhannock, PA passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020.

She was born to Polish Immigrants Stephan Sawicki and Antonia Kopczynski Sawicki.

Ronnie was a hardworking dairy farmer who loved animals, from the cows and chickens to the many barn cats.  She was never idle, either milking cows, mowing grass, baking that famous apple cake,  or tending to her garden for canning.  Many got to enjoy her specialties of chow chow, pickled beets, and tomatoes.

But most of all, Ronnie was known for telling her simple, old jokes or quoting memorized poems from school, to everyone she met.

While catching many off guard, their smiles would truly brighten her day, as they told her how she had made theirs.

Veronica was a member of the Nativity BVM Catholic Church, Tunkhannock. 

In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles E Kalinowski in 2010, and by her daughter Antoinette Kolessar in 2001.

Veronica is survived by her son Charles J Kalinowski with wife Susan, of Tunkhannock and daughter Sharon Kalinowski with spouse Sonia J Snyder, of Lewisburg, PA.

She was proudly blessed with 7 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, and in October, 1 Great Great Granddaughter.

Due to current health concerns from COVID-19, there will not be any public services, but Veronica will be laid to rest at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Tunkhannock on Saturday, April 11.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William St, Dunmore PA 18510

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Anthony P Litwin Jr. Funeral Homes, Inc.

33 Reynolds St.
Factoryville, PA 18419
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Harding-Litwin Funeral Home

123 West Tioga St.
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
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