Mary (Turnack) Rembilas,


Mary (Turnack) Rembilas, Mary (Turnack) Rembilas, formerly of Toms River, Whitehouse Station and Manville, NJ, died peacefully at Merwick Care Center in Plainsboro, NJ on January 16, 2016. Born October 15, 1925 on the family farm in Wapwallopen, PA, she was the daughter of John and Xenia (Martineshin) Turnack. Mary grew up in Wapwallopen until her marriage to Lewis Rembilas on October 18, 1947 at Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover section, Nanticoke, PA. They moved to New Jersey in 1951. Mary was employed as a factory seamstress and a waitress at the former Mr. Smith’s in Finderne and Watchung View Inn, Bridgewater. After retirement and moving to Toms River, she and her husband, Lou, enjoyed traveling, square dancing and both were active members of St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church. Mary enjoyed reading, gardening and will be remembered for her loving wit and gentle ways. Mary is predeceased in death by her husband, Lewis, on June 15, 2005; brothers Peter, John, Adam, Steve, Michael, and sisters Helen, Julia, Anna and Irene. She is survived by brother, Basil Turnack, of Nescopeck, PA and sister, Sophie Olaskiewicz, of Staten Island, NY. Surviving are four children, Patricia (John) Kensinger of Dallas, PA; David (Hee Nam) Rembilas of Bordentown, NJ; Marie (Thomas) Keegan of Murrells Inlet, SC and Kenneth Rembilas of Milford, NJ. Grandchildren Amanda (Ryan) Kieffer of Lancaster, PA; Marisa (John) Tosi of Dallas, PA, Elisa Rembilas of Bordentown, NJ, John Rembilas of Bordentown, NJ and Molly Keegan of Murrells Inlet, SC. Great-Grandchildren John, Matthew and Juliana Tosi of Dallas, PA, Mercedes Garro of Bordentown, NJ, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday 4-8pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday 10:30am at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Berkeley Twp. Burial to follow at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Berkeley Twp. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting