Irene was born on August 16, 1933, in Frackville, to violet (Brusiewski) and Charles Klementowicz. She was a member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Frackville.
Irene marrie Michael “Peanuts” Bader on July 28, 1951 and were lifelong companions. They were blessed with two daughters, Ann Marie and Christine.
Irene was an active member of her community and was known by her family and friends for her tireless energy. She was an avid traveler and an involved member of the Frackville Senior Citizens and the Sacred Heart Society. At St. Michael’s Church, Irene served faithfully on the Pyrohy making committee.
Irene was employed as a waitress at Nuck’s Luncheonette and Leisl’s Steakhouse and then later worked as a seamstress in the garment industry in Frackville and Shenandoah.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Michael; infant daughter Michele; brothers, Victor, Albert, Stanley, Henry and Ted Klementowicz; sisters; Catherine Miele, Wanda Awad and Sophy Boyer
Irene is survived by her children, Ann Marie Breslosky and husband Bill; Christine Steiff and husband Bob; four grandchildren; Tara Cooper husband Ted; Teri Fekula, husband JD; Gwen Spencer, husband Ben and Bob Steiff, wife Jen; ten great-grandchildren and a great-great grand-daughter; she is also survived by a brother Charles Klementovich, Jr., Georgia and many nieces and nephews.
Irene will be remembered for her deep faith in God, love of family and friends and her joy in sharing time together. Iren’s energy along with her generous spirit and infectious personality brought everyone together. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations to be made to the Frackville food Pantry, 7 s. broad Mountain Ae., Frackville, PA 17931
Irene has been a resident of Schuylkill Center for the past 11 years. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff for their utmost care and compassion during her residency and for becoming extended family to her.
Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Petro Zyvarch as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 9 to 10:00 a.m. with Panaheda at 9:30 a.m., at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville.