Gertrude Chukinas, of Luzerne, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011, at her home.
She was born in Pringle, a daughter of the late George and Jennie Tomashuror Chukinas. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a bookkeeper for United Penn Bank. After her retirement, she was a seamstress for many years working out of her home.
Gertrude was a very independent individual; she loved collecting tea pots and traveling to visit her sisters and family occasions. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne.
She was preceded in death by brother Stephen Chukinas and sister Wilma Orischak.
Surviving are a sister, Helen Hruska, of New Jersey; brothers George J. Chukinas of Pringle, Edward Chukinas and wife, Joan, of Plains Township, and Joseph Chukinas of Mountain Top; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Private funeral will be held for the immediate family from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael Zipay officiating. Interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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