Leona M. Steficek

September 29, 1923 ~ September 21, 2019 (age 95)

Leona M. Steficek, 95, formerly of Branchdale, passed away Saturday morning at Providence Place, Pottsville. 

Born in Branchdale she was a daughter of the late John and Susan Pothering Kanaval.

    She was educated in the Reilly Twp. Schools. She worked in the local garment  industry as a presser at the former Jackson Sportswear in Primrose and the Honeybee factory in Branchdale.

    She was a member of the former St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Branchdale and was a member of St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, Minersville. She was also a member of the former  Reilly Twp Leisure Club.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Elizabeth Lapicky and Barbara Stablum; a brother John Kanaval Jr.; and a grandson, Captain David Boris.   

 She is survived by 2 sons, Joseph D. Steficek and Ronald M. Steficek: 3 daughters, Theresa Darlene Pellish-Fessler, Diana J. Boris and Suzette A. Joy; a sister, Georgine Doran; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.      

    Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30  AM, Tuesday, in St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, 139 Spruce St. Minersville. Rev. Leo J. Maletz will officiate. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday morning from 8AM to 10AM at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville.

Interment will be in St. Mary Star of the Sea Cemetery, Llewellyn.

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