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Carol Ann Daru

July 31, 2023


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Carol Ann (Czajkowski) Daru

July 31, 2023


On Monday, July 31, 2023, Carol lost her long and courageous battle with cancer and entered into “Eternal Life”. She was 78 years old.


Carol was born in the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre on August 23, 1944. She was the oldest of four children of the late Charles and Harriet Jamilkowski Czajkowski.


She was a graduate of Marymount Catholic School in Wilkes-Barre. Carol received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Misericordia University. She attended numerus workshops and took many graduate courses. Prior to her retirement, she taught for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District at the Daniel J. Flood Elementary School.


Carol was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre Township, where she served as secretary of the Saint John’s Guild and as the coordinator and teacher of St. John’s ECF Program. She was also a founding member of the Agatha Christie Society (Postero of Murders); the Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern PA; life member of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. Carol was a 4-H Club sponsor and a life member of the PSEA, NEA, PSER and the WBAEA.


Carol was preceded in death by her brothers Robert Czajkowski, George Czajkowski and his wife, Margaret.


She is survived by her loving husband, George M. Daru and by her brother, Charles King and his wife, Marie, Annapolis, MD; sister-in-law, Vickie Czajkowski, Nanticoke; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Zaledonis and her husband, Ron; and sister-in-law Nancy Wodarczyk and her husband, Richard. Carol is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Christopher King and his wife, Elizabeth; Meredith Obert and her husband, Alex; Jonathan King and his wife, Megan; George Czajkowski and his wife, Kim; Geoff Czajkowski and his wife, Linda; Amy Pascoe and her husband, Phil; Robert Czajkowski and his fiancée, Sarah Bennett; and David Wodarczyk and his fiancée, Crystal Paresa.


A celebration of Carol’s life will begin with a visitation from 9-11 am on Monday, August 7th in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 526 Church Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, followed by Divine Liturgy at 11 am. The Rev. Mykhaylo Prodanets will officiate. Leading the responses will be Cantor Stephen Kozich.


Interment will be in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol’s memory to St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 526 Church Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702.


May Carol rest in peace and may her memory be eternal.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Carol’s obituary at


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.