Monday, 18May1931 – Thursday, 13Oct2022
Zena Homko Kapelan, 91 years young, passed away in her home with her children by her side. She lived in the West Mountain section of Scranton and was the widow of John Kapelan, Sr., whom she was married to for 57 years.
Born in 1931 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Vladimir and Mary Skasko Homko. She was a graduate of West Scranton High School class of 1949. Zena was a member of the Open Door Church, Scranton. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend who was always there with love and support. She was a sweet person, had many friends, and was a well-loved member of her neighborhood. Her love of and commitment to the Lord influenced many lives that have been forever touched by her faith in God.
Prior to staying at home to raise her five children, Zena worked for the Jewel Tea Company. Later, she enjoyed studying the Bible with her friends, and keeping in touch with past co-workers from her 15-years of employment at Wal-Mart. Spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow brought much joy to her heart. She will be missed, and they were blessed to have made happy memories and enjoyed her kindness for many years, and she will live in their hearts forever.
Surviving are her children Janet Silverberg and husband Alan; Barbara Kapelan; John Kapelan, Jr.; and Christina Jones and husband Darin.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren Brittany, Ian, Maria, Laura, Henry, Nora, and Lyla; and seven great-grandchildren Autumn, Eli, Cotton,Sophia, Kayden, Braxton, and Levi; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Zena was preceded in death by her son, David Kapelan, who passed away in 2019; sisters Marie Pelick, Vera Fairchok, Olga Bohovka; and brother Nikolai.
Also dear to Zena were sisters-in-law Sandy Kapelan, Marlene Kapelan, and the late Olga Sigler.
A private memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with burial at the Milwaukee Cemetery, Ransom Township, PA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.
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