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Kathleen S. (Long) Skiendzielewski

Died: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019


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Sunbury - Kathleen S. "Kathy" Skiendzielewski, 72 formerly of Danville passed away Monday, February 12, 2019 at the Nursing & Rehabilitation at The Mansion where she had been a resident for the past six years.
She was born August 21, 1946 in Bloomsburg a daughter of the late George H. and Kathryn (Mattern) Long.  On July 9, 1996 she married John J. Skiendzielewski who survives.
Kathy grew up in Numidia and was a graduate of Southern Columbia High School on May 28, 1964.  She completed her nursing certification on September 16, 1967 from the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing.
She then gained employment at Geisinger Medical Center as an emergency room registered nurse. Kathy was the recipient of the Martha Everitt Award for Excellence in Emergency Nursing Care, later renamed the Kathy Award in her honor. After 35 years of dedicated service Kathy retired, but continued as a volunteer patient liaison.
Mrs. Skiendzielewski was a member of the Red Hat Society, Danville and the Geisinger School of Nursing Alumni Association.
She greatly enjoyed cross stitch, crocheting, yard sales and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens.  Some of her most favorite times were spent traveling with her family; Marco Island with husband John and to Tulsa, OK with daughter Kelly.
In addition to her husband of 22 years, she is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly S. and Matthew T. Fox Danielsville, one son Nathaniel S. Holdren of Livingston, MT, Step-daughter, Jennifer M. Skiendzielewski and partner Teri Charles of Boulder, CO, step-son, John Andrew Skiendzielewski and wife Laural of South Lake, TX, grandson, Abbade J. "AJ" Fox of Danielsville and step-grandchildren, Libby and Landon Skiendzielewski of South Lake, TX and a cousin, Molly Ann Criswell and husband Bill of Mifflinburg, who was more like a sister.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Long.
A greeting for friends and family will be held from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Stone Pine Ballroom #1 at The Pine Barn Inn, 43 Pine Barn Place, Danville, PA 17821 where services will follow from 2:00 to 3:00pm.
Contributions in Kathy's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or alz.org.
Kathy's family would like to give a special thanks to the staff off "The Mansion" for their wonderful care given to Kathy.
Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland



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