Leona F. Jendrysik

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Leona F. Jendrysik

July 18, 1927 - February 11, 2019

Leona F. Jendrysik Leona F. Jendrysik, 91, of New Castle passed away peacefully Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2019, in Jameson Care Center.
Mrs. Jendrysik was born July 18, 1927, in New Castle. She was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Zombeck) Plonka.
She was a lifelong area resident and a 1945 alumna of Union High School.
Leona retired in 1989 from Danish Pastry in New Castle, where she worked as a clerk and cake decorator for many years. She was previously employed by Johnson Bronze, also in New Castle.
Leona was an active member of St. Mary Church, Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild. Her joyous personality and infectious smile will be dearly missed at many of the church fundraising events. She especially enjoyed volunteering at the church's Summer Fest and Easter Fest.
Above all else, Leona loved spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Joseph J. Jendrysik, of Union Township; a daughter, Nancy L. Kolodziej, also of Union Township; three sisters, Bertha Iwanejko and Stella Mielcusny, both of New Castle, and Frances Koszela, of Hopewell, Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren, Justin R. and Melissa N. Kolodziej, of New Castle.
In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Joseph, Louis and Stanley Plonka, and two sisters, Clara Kurtz and Helen Kiel.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (2-13-19) in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday (2-14-19) in St. Mary Church, 124 N. Beaver St., New Castle, with Rev. Victor J. Molka Jr., as celebrant.
Interment will be in Madonna Cemetery, Union Township.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on February 11, 2019
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Wednesday February 13, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory,Inc.

111 W Falls St, New Castle, PA, USA

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday February 14, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Mary's Church

124 North Beaver Street, New Castle, PA, USA


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7 posts

Eleanor Presnar
Feb 13, 2019
Sorry to here about Leona, she-was a unique person who will be missed. My sincere sympathies to you, Joey and Nancy and to yo ur entire family.
Guadalupe Runyon
Feb 13, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family!šŸ™
Terra and Carol Boak
Feb 12, 2019
Nancy, Joe, Justin, and Melissa: we are so very sorry for your loss! May the many wonderful memories you shared comfort you!
Barbara & Bob Cox
Feb 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I've known Leona for many years and know her as a very sweet person. She will be missed.
Sorry we can't be there since we are out of town for the funeral and viewing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Rose and Pete
Feb 12, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is, but know she is with her maker. God bless you in this time of sorrow.
Mary Alice Parish
Feb 12, 2019
Iā€™m sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of your family with Uncle Biggie and Aunt Helen. Memories filled with laughter and good food. May those memories fill your heart.
Beth Dardynski
Feb 11, 2019
Oh Nancy, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a sweet, lovely lady. I have such fond memories of hanging at your house and visiting with your mom and dad. Such nice people. Please give your dad a hug for me, and hugs to you and your kids, my friend. Sending you love.