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Evelyn Decker Makowski

October 14, 2019


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Evelyn Decker Makowski

October 14, 2019


Evelyn Decker Makowski, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.


Evelyn was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Sam and Marie Abod Decker. She attended G.A.R. High School and lived a wonderful life in retirement, still watching over her children and taking care of her grandchildren. She was formerly employed as a medical assistant for Dr. David Potash and Dr. Paul Bachman, Podiatrists.


Evelyn was a member of St. Anthony’s/St. George’s Maronite Catholic Parish in Wilkes-Barre and was a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.


Evelyn was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She cherished every moment that she shared with her family and friends, and she adored her grandchildren.  You never came into her house without her putting food on the table, and she treated everyone, including strangers, as family.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Bruno B. Makowski in 2015; brother, Tony Decker; sisters, June Karpovich and Joann Lewis.


Surviving are her daughter, June Galicki, Forty Fort; sons, Attorney Thomas Makowski and his wife, Karen, Hanover Township; James (Chico) Makowski and his wife, Laurie, Dallas; grandchildren, Paige, Chase, Aimee and Kendall Makowski; brother, Gerald Decker, Wilkes-Barre; numerous nieces and nephews.


Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 AM in St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 311 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Thursday morning from 9-11 AM at the church.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Evelyn’s name to the United Way of Wyoming Valley, 100 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Evelyn’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


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