At the age of 94 Claudine Lyster Jarick passed away on 7/29/2021. She was predeceased in 2019 by her husband of 73 years, Tom Jarick.
Claudine was born in Joplin, MO, in 1926 to Claude and Ethel Lyster. During the Depression in 1931 Claudine and most of the Lyster clan (Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins) moved to Alhambra, CA, for a better life.
At age 15, Claudine met her future husband, Tom Jarick, also 15. He had been sent from Freeland, PA, to live with his Aunt Sue (Kuchar) Milot in CA during WWII. At the end of the war in 1945, Tom moved back to Philadelphia and lived with his parents, George & Alice (Kuchar) Jarick.
In 1947, Claudine moved to Philadelphia, PA, and married Tom. After 2 years, they bought property in Bucks County, PA, and Tom built their first home, where they had four children. They then had a house built & moved to the Phoenixville/Kimberton, PA, area, their only house Tom did not build.
In 1981 Tom retired. A few years before retirement they bought acreage in Dennison Township, White Haven. On weekends, Tom started building their last home. Claudine stayed in Phoenixville for a while until the Dennison Township house was habitable. He and Claudine lived in their Dennison Township home until their deaths.
Claudine was a long-time member of the White Haven St. Patrick’s Church, where she served as a lector for many years. She was also a talented artist of most mediums and an eclectic reader.
She is survived by her sister, Peggy Wright, her nephew, and many cousins in CA. Her four children are Tom Jarick and partner Barbara Hay of Halifax NJ; Lynne Jarick; Jim Jarick and wife Donna, all of White Haven; and Marydee Mock and partner Frank Gioffre Sr. of White Haven, PA & Clinton, ME. Claudine’s grandchildren are Jennifer Detweiler and husband Ryan; Megan Jarick; Kevin Jarick and wife Amanda, all of White Haven; Jessie Metcalfe and husband Ryan of Mount Holly VT; and Brian Mock & partner Gary West of Antioch TN. Her great grandchildren are Madalyn, Aubrey, and Shane Detweiler; and Brooklyn, Vinny, and JoJo Jarick, all of White Haven. She also leaves behind a large extended family of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 403 Berwick St. White Haven with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, White Haven.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation from 9:30 am until time of service at the funeral home.
Many thanks to Dr. Gregory Fino for the exceptional care given to both Mom & Dad over the years. Also, many thanks to the in-home help for Mom – Tammy, Pam, and Christina. And Joyce with Erwine Hospice, during her last months.
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