Pauline M. (Gronski) Weber, 90, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away November 13 at Allied Services Center City, formerly St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre.Born in Kingston on May 24, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Eva Gronski. As a young girl growing up on Zerby Ave, Pauline sang Polkas with the Lenio Brothers on Sunday radio. While attending Empire Beauty School she met Tech. Sgt. Fred Weber, who was a Flying Tiger in WWII. Together they enjoyed watching their sons’ sporting events, gardening, and taking road trips to visit their grandchildren. Pauline enjoyed preparing traditional Polish holiday feasts, including her homemade, extra-thin dough perogies. As a teacher’s aide at Dodson Elementary, she shared her patience, humor, and her love for games and reading.Pauline loved the old advert, ‘I know I’m SOMEBODY 'cause God don't make no junk!!’ If she saw a child being excluded from a group, she’d pull them into the center of the action to make sure they knew they truly belonged. If she found a dollar on the street but couldn’t find the owner, it could bother her for days. She relished telling a joke and wouldn’t let the fact that you might have already heard it dampen a brilliant re-telling. She had a deep and abiding sense of fairness.Pauline’s primary interest, though, was that when you were around her, you felt deeply at home—not as the person you felt you had to be, but just as the person you actually were. Pauline will be deeply missed. Our lives were blessed with hers. We hope through our lives we will do justice to the loving spirit she was and is.
In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick J. Weber, Sr. and sister, Emily Boker. Left to cherish her memory are sons, Fred Weber and wife, Linda and Jack Weber and wife, Alice; daughter, Debi Jenkins; grandchildren, Alicia and husband, Steve, Christina and husband, Jason, Nick and wife, Anna and Ryan and wife, Lara; great grandchildren, Alec, Mikaela, Dristan, Zane, Zoey, Sienna and Sara; sisters, Helen Knapp and husband, Joe; sister-in-law, Marion Zawilski and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, 465 S. Main St, Wilkes-Barre. Officiating will be Pastor Michele Kaufman.Interment will follow in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas.Family and friends may visit Monday from 4:30 – 6:30 PM and Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd. Mountain Top, PA 18707.
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