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Sister Theodosia Alishofski

Hopwood, Pennsylvania

July 10, 2024

Sister Theodosia Alishofski Obituary

SISTER THEODOSIA ALISHOFSKI ENTERS INTO ETERNAL LIFE 

Less than two short months after celebrating her Diamond Jubilee of religious life, Sister Theodosia (Mary) Alishofski entered eternity to celebrate her new life in the Kingdom. Sister had been a resident at Mt. Macrina Manor since 2021. Very early in the morning on July 10, 2024, it was from there that the Lord called her to Himself. 

Sister Theodosia was born in Freeland, PA, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Condrick) Alishofski. She entered the community from St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Freeland, PA on September 13, 1949 and made her Final Profession of Vows on August 29, 1954. 

In active educational ministry from 1951 through 2005, Sister was a teacher and principal in parish schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Connecticut. When St. Mary’s School in Wilkes-Barre closed, she stayed on to serve in parish ministry and in catechesis.  

Sister Theodosia was a gifted artist, and her earlier works were scenes of nature. As time went on, Sister became interested in iconography, and she pursued this calling by attending icon workshops and retreats during the summer. Her icons of the Feasts of the Liturgical Year adorn the walls on the way to the Chapel.  In addition, a large icon of the Holy Trinity is fixed on the back wall of the Monastery Chapel. Thus, Sister’s talents continue to bless us. 

While a resident at Mt. Macrina Manor, Sister Theodosia was faithful in keeping in touch by mail or phone with family, relatives, former students and friends. With over sixty years of contact in her ministry, this was no little feat. It brought her as much joy to share this ministry for so many. 

Sister Theodosia was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Joseph, William and Msgr. Nicholas. In addition to the members of her community, she is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Relatives and friends will be received at the Monastery on Sunday, July 14 from 3:30 pm to the time of the Parastas at 6:30 pm. The Funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Very Rev. Andrew Deskevich, Protosyncellus and Rev. Jerome G. Botsko, Monastery Chaplain on Monday, July 15 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in the Dormition Section of Mt. Macrina Cemetery. Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home in Hopwood is in charge of arrangements. 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Sister Theodosia Alishofski hosted by Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home, Inc..

SISTER THEODOSIA ALISHOFSKI ENTERS INTO ETERNAL LIFE 

Less than two short months after celebrating her Diamond Jubilee of religious life, Sister Theodosia (Mary) Alishofski entered eternity to celebrate her new life in the Kingdom. Sister had been a resident at Mt. Macrina Manor since 2021. Very early in the morning on July 10, 2024, it was from there that the Lord called her to Himself. 

Sister Theodosia was born in Freeland, PA, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Condrick) Alishofski. She entered the community from St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Freeland, PA on September 13, 1949 and made her Final Profession of Vows on August 29, 1954. 

In active educational ministry from 1951 through 2005, Sister was a teacher and principal in parish schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Connecticut. When St. Mary’s School in Wilkes-Barre closed, she stayed on to serve in parish ministry and in catechesis.  

Sister Theodosia was a gifted artist, and her earlier works were scenes of nature. As time went on, Sister became interested in iconography, and she pursued this calling by attending icon workshops and retreats during the summer. Her icons of the Feasts of the Liturgical Year adorn the walls on the way to the Chapel.  In addition, a large icon of the Holy Trinity is fixed on the back wall of the Monastery Chapel. Thus, Sister’s talents continue to bless us. 

While a resident at Mt. Macrina Manor, Sister Theodosia was faithful in keeping in touch by mail or phone with family, relatives, former students and friends. With over sixty years of contact in her ministry, this was no little feat. It brought her as much joy to share this ministry for so many. 

Sister Theodosia was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Joseph, William and Msgr. Nicholas. In addition to the members of her community, she is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Relatives and friends will be received at the Monastery on Sunday, July 14 from 3:30 pm to the time of the Parastas at 6:30 pm. The Funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Very Rev. Andrew Deskevich, Protosyncellus and Rev. Jerome G. Botsko, Monastery Chaplain on Monday, July 15 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in the Dormition Section of Mt. Macrina Cemetery. Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home in Hopwood is in charge of arrangements. 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Sister Theodosia Alishofski hosted by Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home, Inc..

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