Let the memory of Mary Sulewski-Jenkins be with us forever
  • 72 years old
  • Born on November 3, 1944 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • Passed away on November 8, 2016 in Tyler Memorial Hospital,Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mary Sulewski-Jenkins, from Colts Neck, New Jersey

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the death of our loved one, Mary Sulewski Jenkins of Colts Neck, New Jersey and Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania. Mary passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Mary was a wife, a mother, a sister, an aunt, and a best friend. She was the fourth daughter of Mary and Joseph (Happy) Sulewski. Mary was a graduate of Nanticoke High School class of 1962 and Bloomsburg State College in 1967. She taught business at Roselle Park High School in Roselle Park, New Jersey, until her retirement. In high school, Mary was a cheerleader for two years, one of which was when Nanticoke won the 1961 basketball state championship. Mary was an “equestrian mother,” traveling to many national horse shows in which her daughter Marisa participated. Mary was an animal lover. She loved telling stories about her dog Brandi and her two talking parrots- Elvis and Lovey. Her stories always put a smile on your face. Her garden was also a topic of conversation. She had more than a green thumb; she had eight green fingers. Mary not only stopped to smell the roses, she’d pick one and give it to you. Mary loved to travel and has been to unique parts of Asia and Europe, such as Thailand, Iceland, and Romania, as well as many other places. Most of all, she loved and cherished her daughter Marisa and husband of 42 years, Evan Jenkins. Their time together is a treasured memory, along with going to the Golden Oldies dances and doing the Polka and Jitterbug.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law D. Charles Davis, Eugene P. Ziemba, and Harold J. Jenkins.

She is survived by her husband Evan C. Jenkins and daughter Marisa Jenkins, her sisters Sylvia Ziemba, Arline Sulewski, Josephine Sulewski, Lucyle (Louey) Davis, and Zoni DeMarco. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Carol Painter and Rita and Judith Jenkins, and brothers-in-law Gerald Painter, Ron Jenkins, and Robert (Bob) DeMarco, along with many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held at Earl Lohman Funeral Home on East Green St. in Nanticoke on Sunday, November 13, from 3:00 – 6:00. The funeral will be Monday, November 14, at 12:00 at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 at St. Faustina Church on Hanover St. in Nanticoke.

We will remember, Mary who was a wonderful Wife, Mother and Aunt forever! I am asking everyone who visits this Page to leave something behind for the next Guest. (forward this page to friends that you know) Share stories so her daughter Marisa can have a special place to always look at whenever she is missing her Mother and for Evan to come when he misses his wife. The stories and pictures will also bring happiness in the time of sadness.

Aunt Mary was full of life since the day she was born and I want this memorial to represent the life she lived and loved. Please contribute and leave a message, story, and pictures so we can keep celebrating her for years to come. She will never be forgotten but live in eternity through all of us.

Earl W Lohman Funeral Home
Sunday 3-6pm
14 W Green St
NanticokePA 18634
(570) 735-5533

Monday 12 noon at Lohman Funeral Home then Mass In Nanticoke at 12:30pm

mary lloved the song below 

Please  click on the link and you can enjoy the music video

Remember to mute the music playing in background first by clicking sound at the top of the page


Posted by Constance Bonk-Martino on 21st February 2017
Mary, is everything that is good. She always made me feel part of her family. I remember our trip to Salem, Mass. It was wonderful just being with her. She made me a better person. Thank you for your friendship Mary. I will miss your stories about the birds, calling your name as you left for work, and you were late because you just could not leave them. We met at Healthnet where we worked, I was rescuing a bird that flew into the glass, and she came up to me and said, I want to know you, I saw what you did for that bird. and from there our friendship began. You were an angel here on earth, and I imagine you are also an Angel in heaven. Love you Mary. Connie Logan-Martino
Posted by Thacher Len on 13th November 2016
My thoughts are with the entire family...Mary always brought "sunshine" to the party....she will be missed by all those who had the privilege to share in her life....May you all have comfort in remembering the many happy days that were shared by all...God Bless...
Posted by Suzie Searfoss on 12th November 2016
When I think of Mary I can only think of Sunshine. She had a smile that would light up a room. Her laugh had this unique giggle that always made you wonder what she was up to now. I was Blessed to enjoy her friendship for over 50 years. She loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. Mary and Evan made the PERFECT couple. They were best friends and their love for each always showed. But having their daughter Marisa made their lives complete and they were so proud of her. I have so many wonderful memories of Mary, from the days of dancing the stroll at Hansons, singing "Shake a Hand"at the Irem, and to all the great family and friend parties out the Lake. Mary was a warm, kind and generous person. She was a beautiful women on the outside and a caring, loving person on the inside. Mary will be missed deeply but her memory will be with Kline and me forever.
Posted by Jennifer Jenkins Filozof on 11th November 2016
I treasure my fond memories of my Aunt Mary, especially those of Christmas. She always brought the greatest Christmas presents ( straight from NYC , no doubt ) looking fabulous in her mink. I remember the year of the Cabbage Patch Kids craze when they were impossible to buy...yet here comes Aunt Mary with one for each of her nieces. ……and then one year she brought the greatest present of all… a real, live baby doll …her precious Marisa. Aunt Mary had such wonderful stories and always knew the best places to go. I will miss her dearly. My heart is warmed by the belief that a band of beloved angels greeted her in Heaven.
Posted by Mary Babick on 10th November 2016
I met Mary through her daughter Marisa. Mary and I became friends and she even went as far to allow Marisa to be my heart child. Mary was funny, quirky, loyal and a great lady in all ways. She had a innate shrewdness and no one could pull the wool over her eyes. She was a great and loyal friend that I will miss forever. We did not always agree but much of our friendship was based in our excellent debates. She was one of a kind and they broke the mold after God made her. A treasure and a pearl beyond price. Godspeed Mary! I will see you on the other side.
Posted by Dana Free on 10th November 2016
I only met Mary when I was a small child. I do not remember her well. I do know Marisa and I know she could not be the wonderful person she is without an amazing mother to guide her. She is in my prayers.
Posted by Susan Palmer on 10th November 2016
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Our earthly loss is always a heavenly gain. Although our hearts hurt & mourn in humanly pain, The fact still remains the same That Heaven Has Gained more Love To sprinkle down from above. ~ Antonio Talbert ~ Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you, Marisa, and your family.
Posted by Loly Pirnik on 10th November 2016
I never knew Mary but I have come to know Marisa through my nephew Gerry. Marisa could not be the lovely person she is without an exceptional mom behind her. Rest In Peace, Mary. I'm sorry I never had the chance to know you.
Posted by Charles Kendikian on 10th November 2016
Rest in peace
Posted by Meredith Ziemba on 10th November 2016
Hello Everyone, I am asking everyone who visits this Page to leave something behind for the next Guest.( also forward this page to friends that you know) Aunt Mary was full of life since the day she was born and I ask all friends and family to leave a message, story, and pictures so we can keep celebrating her for years to come. If i had to describe one word for Aunt Mary it would be FUN! She always would take your call and be full of energy to go somewhere and she never turned down shopping! She was such a huge part of my life and I will miss her Please share and make this memorial Great for her!! Thank you, Meredith Ziemba (her First Niece) Click on link and enjoy this song she loved https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvI9PuGorwI

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