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Eleanor Sones

March 17, 2016


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Eleanor “Elle” Sones (Kuzmiski), 88, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

She was born on September 19, 1927, daughter of the late Martin Kuzmiski and Nell Dumchius Kusman. Elle attended G.A.R. Memorial High School. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She had a deep appreciation of music and the arts, a passion for reading, and enjoyed exploring the outdoors with her family.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Walter C. Sones in 1997 and by her brother, Martin Kuzmicki.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda Shandorf and her husband, Ronald, Easton; grandchildren, Matthew Cannavale and his fiancé, Amy Silva, Boston, Anthony Cannavale and his wife, Mary, and Andrea Grilz and her husband, Wayne; great grandchildren, Ella Ann, Jase Walter, and Frederic “Fritz” Prescott; nieces and nephews; and countless friends. She is loved and will be missed.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11 am in the Chapel at Hanover Green Cemetery, 689 Main Road, Hanover Township, PA 18706. The Rev. Jeffrey D. Tudgay will officiate.

Friends may call on Friday from 5-8 pm at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.

In recognition of her lifelong love of books, memorial donations can be made to the Osterhout Library (570.823.0156 x 218; http://www.osterhout.lib.pa.us/donate.html).