Mrs. Joyce M. (Borum) Grohowski, 72, formerly of Wilkes-Barre Township, entered into Eternal Life early Sunday morning while in the care of Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre following a prolonged illness.
Born February 16, 1947 in Wilkes-Barre Township, she was one of twelve children to the late John and Catherine (Sabulski) Borum. Educated in the Township schools, Joyce was a member of the 1965 graduating class of the former Wilkes-Barre Township High School.
Until illness caused her early retirement, Mrs. Grohowski was employed for Morgan-Certech of Hanover Township for some twenty years. Additionally, she was employed by her neighbors on Blackman Street at Vino's Deli for several years.
A devout Catholic, she held membership in the Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre. She and her beloved husband, Ray shared fifty-two years of married life together on March 29th of this year.
Joyce is remembered as being a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her adoring family. Her presence will be greatly missed, especially by her grandchildren. She was their number one fan for all of their scholastic sporting endeavors over the years. In her spare time, she and Ray would enjoy their trips to the casino.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Grohowski was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Sandra Seacrest; three brothers, Peter, Thomas and Michael Borum; Brother-in-Law, Brian Grohowski and a nephew, Jarad Grohowski.
Left to cherish her beautiful memory in addition to her husband Ray at home, are the couple's children; Raymond Jr. and his wife Kimberly; Mark and his wife Rebecca, all of Ashley; Daughter, Jill Casarella and her husband Frank, Mountain Top; her precious grandchildren, Raymond Grohowski III; Anthony and Amber Grohowski; Frankie and Santino Casarella; Brothers and Sisters, including John Borum, Martin Borum, Anthony Borum and his wife Susan, all of Wilkes-Barre; Geraldine Burke and her husband Charles of Hanover Township; Catherine Koscielski and her husband Leon of Kingston; Barbara Sarbaugh and her husband Rick of Forty-Fort; Doreen Bozek and her husband Leo of Wilkes-Barre Township; Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, former neighbors and many dear friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Grohowski will be conducted on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 East Northampton Street, followed by her Funeral Mass with the Rite of Committal at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Avenue. The Reverend John S. Terry, pastor, will serve as celebrant and homilist.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the Grohowski Family.
Relatives and friends may join the Grohowski family for visitation and shared remembrances Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of floral tributes, Joyce's family would be humbled if those wishing to send a monetary donation in her memory, kindly give consideration to Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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