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Lavina Kostzewa

Lavina Kostzewa (Duggan)

Sunday, October 12th, 1941 - Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
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Lavina (Duggan) Kostzewa, 79, of Muhlenberg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in Berks Heim Nursing Home. She was the wife of John Kostzewa Jr., Muhlenberg. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late James and Mabel (Hartman) Duggan. Lavina graduated from Mt. Penn High School and was a member of St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C. She spent her career as an admission supervisor at St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading for 22 years until her retirement. 

Lavina was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was affectionately called “Pudge” or “Aunt Pudgy” by her family and friends. After retirement, Lavina’s favorite role was “Mommom” and she always supported her grandchildren at their many activities. She loved her beach trips to Maryland and Delaware. Lavina loved to decorate for any holiday, but Christmas was her favorite. Her faith and her care for others were central to who she was and she will be missed by all who loved her.

In addition to her husband, Lavina is survived by son Kevin J. Duggan, husband of Carole, of Delaware, two daughters, Kimberly A. Gettis, widow of Mark Sr., of Muhlenberg, and Christina A. Floto, wife of Edmond, of Oley Township. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Mark Jr., husband of Natalie, of Harrisburg, Elizabeth A. Fick, wife of Andrew, of Leesport, Andrea Jones, wife of Andy, of Maryland, Katie Duggan of Philadelphia, and John Duggan of California, and great-grandchildren Hazel and Lincoln. She is also survived by her sister, Patricia A. Calcagno, of Laureldale.

A private Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Catharine of Siena. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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    St. Catharine of Siena Chapel
    2427 Perkiomen Ave.
    Reading, PA 19606
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  • Interment

    February 16th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    February 16th, 2021 12:00pm
    Forest Hills Memorial Park
    Address Not Available
    Exeter Township, PA
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John Duggan

Posted at 01:32pm
John, Kevin, Kim, and Christina,
We will remember Aunt Pudge as a very special lady. She was friendly, kind, and always there for others. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. We will be thinking of you all and wishing you comfort at this difficult time.
With Our Deepest Sympathy,
John and Kathy Duggan and Family

Kathy A Hertzog

Posted at 07:28pm
Wishing you our deepest sympathies and condolences.
Kathy & Dave (Erie, PA)

James DeFrancisco

Posted at 04:28pm
To Keven,Kim and Christina. May your mother Lavina Rest In Peace Amen. She was a good wife. She's with Jesus now.
...James DeFrancisco (Dad)

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Posted at 02:26pm
I have so many memories of time spent at OCMD with your mom. May your memories bring you peace and comfort today and all days forward Love Sandy
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Cindy Calcagno

Posted at 05:50pm
John, Kevin, Kim, Chris
We are so sorry for your loss. She was always a wonderful lady.

Love Tony and Cindy Calcagno and family

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