Sylvia M. Cheponis, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Providence Place Senior Living, Drums where she had been a resident for the past 5 years.
Born in Nanticoke, she was the daughter of the late Carl J. and Helen Yankowski Gibale. Sylvia was a graduate of Nanticoke High School and Luzerne County Community College, where she earned her Associates Degree in Nursing. She earned top honors from the Graduating Class of 1976 and was the recipient of the Summa Cum Laude Award. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Registered Nurse at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre Township. She was an avid reader, loved animals, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald J. in 1970 and her brother, Carl J. Gibale, Jr.
Sylvia is survived by her loving children, daughter, Maria A Coons of Kingston; sons, Ronald J Cheponis, Jr. and his wife, Joan of Warrington; John P Cheponis of Bear Creek Township and grandchildren, Jonathan Coons, Jennifer Coons, Luke Cheponis and Lindsey Cheponis.
A private, family graveside funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:30 am at St Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Twp.
Funeral arrangements are being conducted by Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, 436 S. Mountain Blvd. Mountain Top.
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