Jane Olivia Kuklish (1951-2020)

Posted January 19, 2020

Jane Olivia Kuklish, 68, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 19, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.  Born Sunday, August 19, 1951, in McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Jane (McGill) Kuklish.

Before retiring, Jane worked for the State Employee’s Retirement Systems as the Assistant Director, Bureau of member services. Jane was a member of Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Laureate Zeta Delta. She was active in her church and volunteered at GAiN Logistic Center located in Lancaster County, PA. She was a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan and loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandsons.

She is survived by two daughters: Rachel M. Stum, married to Christopher, of Elizabethtown and Elizabeth F. Miller, married to Jason, of Palmyra.  Also surviving are her grandchildren: Cooper Stum and Corbin Miller; as well as 5 siblings: John Kuklish, married to Matilda, of Fairfax Station, Virgina; Joan Donahue, married to Jerry, of Saint Johns, Florida; Jim Kuklish, married to Becki, of Moon Township Pennsylvania; Jeanie Emmert, married to Dan, of Mount Joy, and Joe Kuklish, married to Angela, of Gulfport, Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 AM on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 300 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA  17078, with Father Anthony Dill as Celebrant. A viewing will be held at the church from 10 AM until the time of the Mass on Saturday. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078, 717-838-9211.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s memory to GAiN Global Logistics Center, 1506 Quarry Rd, Mount Joy, PA, 17552, www.gainusa.org

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