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Mary Ellen Blazejewski

October 23, 2020


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Mary Ellen Blazejewski

October 23, 2020


Mary Ellen Blazejewski, 71, of Hanover Township, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.


Mary Ellen was born in Hanover Township, the daughter of the late Andrew and Ellen Fleig Kerestes.


She graduated from Hanover Area and Wilkes College, where she earned her degree in education.


Mary Ellen taught English at James M. Coughlin High School, and she served as an advisor for the school newspaper, The Journal. She was the former President and Parliamentarian of the Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and she was a member of the Westmoreland Club.


She was an active member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius Church, where she was also a former lector.


Mary Ellen’s passion was teaching, and she especially loved her Journal students. They continued to stay in touch with her and share the impact she had on their lives.


Mary Ellen loved reading, especially mysteries, romance, and political novels. She devoured them all. She even dabbled in writing children’s books. In addition to reading, Mary Ellen loved needle point, crochet, knitting, QVC, and Hallmark movies.


Preceding Mary Ellen in death, was her beloved father and mother and by the love of her life, her husband Edward.


Surviving are her faithful companions, Dusty and Merlin; godson, John Grimes; sister-in-law, Sandra and her husband, Dr. Bernard Frantz; nephew, Dr. Bernard Frantz and his wife, Susan; niece, Wendy Nussey; great-nieces and nephews, Bernard E. Frantz, Hope Elizabeth Frantz, Arden Grace Nussey, Wynn Violet Nussey; aunt, Jean Pisanschi; uncles, Joseph, Robert and James Kerestes; cousins and friends.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 AM from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 AM in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Barney and Division Streets, Wilkes-Barre.


Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 5-7 PM.


In lieu of flowers, donations can made in Mary Ellen’s name to St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 143 Division Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706.


Those attending the visitation and funeral mass are required to wear a mask and abide by state social distancing requirements.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Mary Ellen’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.