Bernardine Sokolowsky
September 27, 2019


It is with heavy hearts and the peace of Almighty God that we as a family announce the passing of our beloved mother, Bernardine Sokolowsky. Mom was called home on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the age of 93, while in the care of Wesley Village Rehabilitation Center, Pittston, following several years of carrying her own earthly crosses in this life.

Born in Dupont, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Pintha Dudzik and was a graduate of Dupont High School.

Bernardine was a member of Our Lady of the Eucharist, Pittston where she was a member of the former Altar and Rosary Society and 1st grade catechism teacher. She enjoyed cooking and baking and having her family over for holiday dinners.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Sokolowsky, who passed away on December 25, 1989, two sons, Stanley and Michael, two daughters, Mary Badyrka and Ann Marie Rowlands and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are:
Daughter, Bernadine Rink and her husband, Bob, of Scranton
Daughter, Judy Martinelli and her husband, David, of Duryea
Daughter, Theresa Wychoskie and her husband, Joseph, of Pittston
Son, Eddie Sokolowsky and his wife, Nancy, of Harding
Son, John Sokolowsky of Pittston

Granddaughter, Lisa Rink
Granddaughter, Lara Rink
Grandson, Ryan Rink and his wife, Mihee
Granddaughter, Tracy Yokimishyn
Grandson, Joseph Wychoskie
Grandson, Michael J. Sokolowsky
Granddaughter, Samantha Kresefsky

Great granddaughter, Ella Rink
Great grandson, Evan Rink

Brother, Paul Dudzik and his wife, Lucille, of Old Forge
Sister, Antoinette Haduck of Taylor
Sister, Theresa Tremblay and her husband, Gerry, of Alabama
Nieces and nephews

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 10:00 am in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church the morning of the funeral. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Duryea. A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave an online condolence for Bernardine's family, please visit the funeral home website, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Village, 209 Roberts Road, Pittston, PA 18640 or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive #7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.


Guestbook Entries

Tracy, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you, your mom, and the rest of your family.

Lisa Dillon (8 months ago)

John, Eddie and Nancy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Godspeed Donna Pucilowski

Donna Pucilowski (8 months ago)

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