Mass of Christian Burial
St. Columba Catholic Church
Saturday January 7th, 2017
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Irene Ward Mack
Irene Ward Mack, age 89, Bloomsburg, died at 11:50 p. m. Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she was a patient for two days. She was in failing health for five years.
Born in Detroit, Michigan on Feb. 6, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Koshinski) Wardzinski. She resided in Bloomsburg since June, 2006 and formerly lived in Connecticut.
Irene was a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Detroit and received her B. A. degree from Marygrove College, also in Detroit.
She was employed by Slenderella International as an assistant manager and eventually was promoted to Vice-President of West Coast Operations, based in California. Later she headed the public relations department for Slenderella in Connecticut.
Irene owned and operated her own business, Business Offices and Services, Inc., in Connecticut for several years.
She was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence L. "Larry" Mack on December 19, 2008 and by a sister, Dorothy Smulsky.
Surviving are a step-son, Lawrence L. "Larry" Mack, Ph.D., and his wife Jane, Bloomsburg; a step-daughter, M. Kay, wife of Leonard Langevin, Acushnet, Mass; two step-grandsons: Timothy Mack, and his wife Erika and Daniel Mack, and his wife Jennifer; two step-granddaughters: Sara, wife of Jason Houghton and Elizabeth Langevin; three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernice Rochelle, Detroit, Mich.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial; will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a. m. in St. Columba Catholic Church, 342 Iron St., Bloomsburg, by her pastor, Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence. Interment will be in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.
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