In Remembrance of Estelle Kulesa

Estelle Kulesa

Estelle Kulesa

Dunmore, PA February 27, 1926 ~ May 2, 2012 Date of Service: Private

Estelle Kulesa, Dunmore, died Tuesday in the Dunmore Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Joseph G. Kulesa.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Adam and Blanche Waluda, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, and prior to retirement had been employed in the local garment industry. She also had her own polka Studio in Scranton and was inducted into the Polka Hall of Fame in Naples, FL.

Surviving are daughters Joanne Troutman, Halifax, PA; and Barbara Gormley, Fort Washington, PA; her longtime companion, Michael Napolitano, Dunmore; grandchildren Christopher Gormley, Pasadena, CA; Jonathan Gormley, Glendale, CA; and Timothy Troutman, Jr., Jamesville, NY; a step granddaughter Lisa Moser, two great-grandchildren and two step great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son Joseph in 2001, four sisters and three brothers.

A private funeral service will be held in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. Interment in the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery, Scranton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,Memphis, TN 38105.


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