Alberta Marie Wilkosz of McKean, was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 8, 2008 at Hamot Medical Center. Alberta was born on September 8, 1928 in Waterford, PA. She was the first of five children born to the late Homer and Genevieve (Patterson) Kilbane. She was married to Frank C. Wilkosz on May 1, 1948.
Wilkosz, Alberta MarieHer loves in life included her family, painting, bird watching, and traveling. She also took great joy in her flowers and house plants. She was a member of the McKean United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Frank C. Wilkosz; and she leaves behind her five children, Mark F. Wilkosz of Lake City, David and Gail Wilkosz of Orlando, FL, James and Kelli Wilkosz of Greenville, Marie and Bob Scull of Thornton, CO, and Patrick Wilkosz of Erie. She has 10 grandchildren whom she loved with all of her heart and soul: Mark, Jason, Katie, Kerri, Becky, Courtney, Viki, Marissa, Amy, and Kate. She is also survived by siblings: Norma Loop of Lowville, Francis Kilbane and wife Jeanie of Edinboro, Marjorie Gilkinson of Northeast, and Dorothy Taylor and husband Chuck of Corry.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and may attend funeral services there on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 2:00 PM. Officiating will be Rev. Barbara English, pastor of the McKean United Methodist Church. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in McKean.
Memorials may be made to the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Foundation, 136 East Ave. Erie, PA 16507, or McKean United Methodist Church, 5041 Old North Main Street, McKean, PA 16426.