Adeline M. Kleeman, CNRN

Adeline M. Kleeman, CNRN, Dunmore, passed away Saturday morning in the Elan
Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Scranton, after an illness. She was the wife of Robert E.
Kleeman, Jr. The couple had been married 61 years.

Born May 29, 1936 in Nanticoke , she was the daughter of the late Charles and
Genevieve Pomicter Gargulis. Adeline graduated from Sugar Notch High School and
went on to graduate from Wilkes-Barre General School of Nursing in 1957 with her RN,
she worked in that hospital’s OR until 1969. She then went on to work at Community
Medical Center on the neuro floor, where she obtained her CNRN and retired in 1998.
Adeline was a member of Immaculate Conception parish and for many years she was
treasurer for Scranton Tribune Ladies Bowling League and the Mountain View Care
Center Auxilary. She loved to crochet, do crafts, can vegetables and spend time with

Also surviving are daughters Lynelle Spitzer and husband Joseph and Kimberly Nelson
and husband Michael; a son Robert E. Kleeman, III and wife Michelle; grandchildren
John “Jack” Spitzer, Emily Kraus, Jean Marie Kleeman, Matthew Nelson, David
Sanders, Anthony Johnson and Nasir Hickman; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers Bernard and Charles Gargulis; and
sisters Charlotte Poperowitz, Bernadine Swanson and Lorraine Fallon.

Services and interment were held privately at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the
Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.

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  1. Bootie & Dave

    Oh how I’ll remember Aunty Liney’s sense of humor, her canning & planting her garden. All the fun times down Rain’s with my mother & friends. She was a wonderful person & will be missed.

  2. Ann Marie(Wallick) Leber

    Sincere condolences to the Kleeman family. My dad( Bill Wallick) cherished their friendship.

  3. Christine Stornable, LPN

    I worked with Addy at CMC. We used to call her Addy with the Kmart pockets because whatever you needed she had in the pockets of her jacket that were all taped together with cloth tape. She was always always always ready to teach us new tricks she learned along the way. I often relate my experiences with her. I could go on and on about her and I will always remember her as Addy with the Kmart pockets. (tears)

  4. Kathy (Collelo) Minora

    I am sorry to read about the loss of your Mom. I have lots of fond memories of visits to your home. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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