Irene Marie Olbrish, 70, Kulpmont, died Thursday evening, February 11, 2016, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township. She had been ill the past 18 months.
Born October 10, 1945 in Shamokin, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Zywiciel) Lesko.
She was a 1963 graduate of Shamokin Area High School.
On April 20, 1968 in the former St. Mary’s Church, Kulpmont, she married Clement Olbrish. Her husband preceded her in death on September 22, 2005.
She had been employed at the former Paper Magic Company in Elysburg, and also J. K. Manufacturing in Kulpmont. Most recently she spent the summers working at the Cookie Nook at Knoebels. Irene was a member of Holy Angels Church in Kulpmont. She enjoyed cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Colandrea and her husband Pasquale, of Mountain Top, and Tanya Boyer and her husband Donald, of Mt. Carmel; two sons, Clement Olbrish Jr., and Michael Olbrish, both of Kulpmont; five grandchildren, Alessia, Gianna, and Isabella Colandrea, Alivia Boyer, and Mya Olbrish; two sisters, Mary Lou Fulginiti and her husband John, of Montoursville, and Patricia Kemper, of Kulpmont; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother George Lesko Jr.