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Ann Tetlak

Ann Tetlak, 94, of Dupont, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2020 at Wesley Village, Pittston. Her husband John Tetlak preceded her in death on January 5, 1995. She was born September 6, 1925 in Springbrook Twp., PA. to the late John and Mary Pluta Hnatko.

Ann attended Beech Hill School in Springbrook. Prior to retirement, she worked as a seamstress in Laura Fashions, Avoca. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont.

Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a fantastic cook who loved entertaining her family and especially enjoyed preparing foods that stemmed from her Ukrainian and Polish heritage on Sundays and holidays. Ann volunteered at the Sacred Heart Picnic for many years and everyone wanted to win her donated homemade wreaths. She enjoyed decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas, and she received special recognition from local newspapers for her “Tree-mendous” Christmas tree, that had over 1,000 ornaments.

Ann was born and raised on a small family farm in Springbrook and her love for animals continued throughout her life. Her interest in sewing began at an early age, and it developed into a talent where she was able to sew clothes for her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by brothers Michael, Joseph, Walter, William, John and Donald and sisters Jean Phillips, Olga Bennett, and Helen Sandone.

Surviving are sons John Tetlak and wife Marion Dupont, Ronald Tetlak, Dupont and daughter Judith Mischello and husband James; grandsons Jesse Tetlak, John Tetlak and wife Jennifer; granddaughter Joy Adelstein and husband Mark; great-granddaughters Mia Adelstein and Grace Ann Tetlak; great-grandsons Frankie, John-O- Anthony and Samuel Tetlak and Christian Wasko and several nieces and nephews.

Ann’s family would like to thank the staff at Wesley Village and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate care they provided.

Funeral services will be held privately at Holy Ghost Cemetery, Moscow, PA at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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May 11, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss.

Felix Zondlo


May 10, 2020

To Jackie, Marion and family, I remember your mom from a long time ago. I always considered her a very special person. We would like to express our condolences on your mother's passing. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.


May 10, 2020

To Jack, Marion, Ron and your Family,

Sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family.

She will be missed.

God Bless

Your cousin; Fred Monteforte and Son


May 10, 2020

Our condolences to the family. We know she will certainly be missed by you.

Fred and Carole Kotula


May 10, 2020

A wonderful person. Our deepest sympathy. Fred Pierantoni III

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