Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Shirley Jacqueline “Jackie” Korosec

Shirley Jacqueline “Jackie” Korosec, born on September 10, 1936 passed peacefully on March 20, 2022 at the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice at the age of 85.    She leaves her husband, Andrew (Babe) Korosec, sister Bainy Zeiders, nieces, Stacey Ruck, Eileen Strema, nephews, Stephen Ruck Mike Chisholm, all from Pa and a sister in law Liz Korosec and niece Grace Ellen Korosec of St. Petersburg, Florida. Jackie was born and grew up in Honey Brook, PA and attended and graduated from Temple Univ. in Phila, PA.  She married Andrew Korosec in 1960 and lived in Manville, NJ for 34 years.  She worked at 3 Bridges Elementary School in Readington Twp, Nj, teaching 1st grade for 25 years.

Jackie was also a talented and noted watercolor artist and taught psyanky, (egg dying).  She also loved to travel and traveled many places throughout the world.  Her favorite place was Italy, where she visited many times. She and her husband Babe also traveled throughout Canada, Alaska, Newfoundland, Labrador, Norway and even fly fished with Babe for Atlantic Salmon in Iceland.  She loved the outdoors and always had numerous flower plots around her home in Blairstown.  One of her most favorite trips was when she and her husband picked up a rental car at Seattle Airport and drove through British Columbia, Yukon territory Alaska and back to Seattle.  That was in the late 70s and most of the roads were gravel and some of the towns they went through had populations of 10 or 12 with no electricity, only generators.  Scenery and wildlife were fantastic, and she was excited at every  turn in the road with scenery.  She was also an incredible cook and baker, which she loved to do.  She also regularly attended mass services at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Blairstown, NJ.  Jackie had a good heart and always contributed her many talents to family, friends and anyone who was interested in her talents.  She will be sorely missed by family and her many friends during her good life.  Memories of her will last forever.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 11:30AM, Monday, March 28, 2022 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM Monday 28, 2022,

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Blairstown Library, Lambert Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825 or Karen Quinlan Memorial Foundation, 99 Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860