Tillie Albini, 97, Jessup, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of Arthur A.
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Albini who died September 6, 1999.
Born and raised on East Scott Street in the Fern Hill section of Olyphant, the
7th of 13 children, "Tekla" was the daughter of the late Metro and Anna Sucheniak
Krenitsky. A graduate of Olyphant High School Class of 1939, as a young woman
she worked in Cosmo's Drug Store, Murphy's Mens Shop and St. Cyril's Dance Hall
in Olyphant, where she met her future husband. Following her marriage in
February 1945, she resided on Church Street in Jessup where she helped her husband
begin his funeral home business and has remained a fixture "at the desk" for
over 65 years.
She was a member of Queen of Angels Parish, Jessup, and the Jade Club.
Tillie enjoyed playing cards with her good friends of the Jade Club: Olga,
Norma, Lil, and Ceil. She loved Sunday family get-togethers where she excelled
in preparing not only Italian food, but many Ukrainian dishes as well.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Daystrom/Weston Components in Archbald.
A special thank you to Dr. Wayne Weston, Dr. David Lohin, HHCP & Hospice, Pharmacist
Robert Stine, and all their staff for helping us in our time of need.
Surviving are her daughters: Audrey Archer and husband Frank; Cynthia Howanitz
and husband George "Dutch"; and Lorraine Polidori and husband Bob; her 5 grand-
children: George Howanitz and wife Eileen; Holly Quill and husband Donovan;
Jay Howanitz and wife Holly; Danielle Matarazzo and husband Frank; and Jennifer
Smolko and husband John; her 12 great-grandchildren: Dylan, Adam, and Addison
Howanitz; Caden, Emmet, and Annelyse Quill; Dutch William Howanitz; Pellegrino,
Liliana, and Francesca Matarazzo; and Tyler & Olivia Tillie Smolko; a sister
Helen Brojack; 3 brothers: Peter and wife Gloria, William, and Myron and wife
Barbara Krenitsky; her dear friend Ceil Pantano; nieces, nephews, & cousins.
She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters: Mary Kiehart amd Jean Barkofsky;
and 6 brothers: Michael, Nicholas, Thomas, Joseph, Ted, and John Krenitsky.
The funeral will be Monday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at Queen
of Angels Parish in St. Michael's Church, First Avenue, Jessup. Interment, St.
John's Cemetery, Jessup. Family and Friends may calI on Sunday from 2 to 5 P.M.
in the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church Street, Jessup. Anyone attending
the funeral is asked to please go directly to the church on Monday morning.
Memorial contributions may be made to Queen of Angels Parish, 605 Church Street,
Jessup 18434 or to St. John's Cemetery, P.O. Box #122, Archbald 18403.