Florence D. Krokoski, Farrell, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (3-28-13), with her family at her side in John XXIII Home, Hermitage, where she had been a resident for the past month. She was 86.
Mrs. Krokoski was born May 27, 1926, in Farrell, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Staczyk Bialko. She was a lifelong area resident and a 1944 graduate of Farrell High School.
Mrs. Krokoski was employed as a secretary in the Farrell Area School District for nearly thirty years and retired in the late 1980s. “Miss Flo”, as she was known, was a secretary in the principal’s office and later in the superintendent’s office, having last worked for the late John Sava.
She was a lifelong member of St. Adalbert’s Church, Farrell, where she sang in the choir and helped with bookkeeping during pierogi sales. Florence was a member and past secretary of the St. Adalbert’s bowling league aat Sunset Lanes in Farrell. She was an avid reader and loved to needlepoint.
Florence was a terrific mother, a wonderful wife and will be remembered by many for her kindness toward children. She also had a special place in her heart for her former co-workers. May she rest in peace.
Surviving are: her husband of 65 years, Chester “Chet” Krokoski; a daughter, Kathleen Kay and her husband John, Harrisville, Pa; a son, LTC Chester A. Krokoski, Jr. USA (R) and his wife Brenda, Franklin.; two grandchildren, CPT Chester “Chad” A. Krokoski, III and his wife Rebecca, Augusta, Ga.; and David John Krokoski and his wife Molly, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two great grandchildren, Mirabelle and Iris; and a brother, Alfred Bialko and his wife Rebecca, Kennesaw, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by calling 877-958-2233; or by going online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
Florence D. Krokoski, 86, Farrell.
Calling hours: Mrs. Krokoski requested no calling hours. Friends may email condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service:Private funeral service will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery chapel, Hermitage, with the Rev. Joseph Campbell, pastor of St. Adalbert’s Church, Farrell, officiating.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Hermitage. Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.