Matushka Eleanor Kosko Krell

Matushka Eleanor Kosko Krell, 85, wife of the late Archpriest Adam Jacob Krell, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord at Little Flower Manor here on Thursday evening, January 19, 2012.

Born February 7, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, the daughter of the late Joseph and Olga Zevan Kosko, she graduated from Plains Memorial High School, Plains, PA, in 1943.  She and Father Adam served numerous parishes, including Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Allison Park, PA; Saint Michael Church, Portage, PA; Saint Nicholas Church, Bethlehem, PA; Holy Ascension Church, Lykens, PA; and Saint Tikhon’s Monastery Church, South Canaan, PA.

Prior to retiring, she enjoyed working at the business office at Cove Haven Resort, Lakeville, PA.  She was a member of the Crime Watch Unit of the Wilkes-Barre Police Department.  In addition, she volunteered for many years at Wilkes-Barre’s Geisinger Medical Center.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, David Adam Krell.

Matushka Eleanor is survived by her loving children, son Michael Adam and daughter-in-law Ruth, Hawley, PA, and daughter Deborah Krell Mills and son-in-law David Charles Mills, Wilkes-Barre, PA; sisters Vera [Joseph] Teddick, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Lorraine Danilack, Brick, NJ; grandson Jonathan David Krell, Harrisburg, PA; great-grandchildren Elijah, Zirah and Kiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will commence at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, 591 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24.  The Panikhida will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m.  The Funeral will be celebrated at the cathedral on Wednesday morning, January 25, at 9:30 a.m.  His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, will preside.  At noon, the Panikhida will be celebrated at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery Church, followed by interment in the monastery cemetery.

Those wishing to remember Matushka Eleanor in a special way may make contributions in her memory to Holy Resurrection Cathedral, 591 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

May Matushka Eleanor’s memory be eternal!