The Times-Tribune from Scranton, Pennsylvania on March 30, 2005 · 27
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THE SCRANTON TIMES OBITUARIES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30. 2005 27 Ft . . V 'S' U L a, t&f': v , KKi lKk .v 4- If V 4 Maria Paluch March 27, 2005 Maria Paluch, formerly of Akron, Ohio, and Sun City, Ariz., died Sunday in Way-mart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel. Born Oct. 18, 1920, in Hrabske, Slovakia, daughter of the late John and Anna Trudick, she immigrated to Toronto, Ohio, in 1938. Maria moved to Akron in 1941 and was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber, where she was a Rosie the Riveter during World War II. She was a former member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Akron, and spent many summers cooking at St. Tikhons summer camp in South Canaan. She especially enjoyed baking her paska breads for the Feast of the Resurrection. After moving to Sun City in 1970, Maria became an active member of SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Phoenix. She volunteered at Boswell Memorial Hospital and the Senior Citizens Center, where she was known for her sense of humor and her culinary skills. She returned to Ohio in 1997 and attended St. Elia Orthodox Church and Monastery Marca. Baba will always be remembered for joyfully opening her home to many family and friends, especially on holy days. Throughout her life, she was an example of the good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21), wisely using the gifts that God gave her. She will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched in so many ways. The family would like to thank the many people who prayed and cared for our mother and grandmother, especially His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman; the staff at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart; the clergy of St. Tikhons Monastery and Seminary; Very Rev. Father Don Anthony Freude and members of St. Elia Orthodox Church, Akron; the Very Rev. Father Zvonimir Kotorcevic and members of the Monastery Marca, Richfield, Ohio. May God number her with the sheep, on his right hand, and may her memory be eternal. Surviving are her children, John, and wife JoAnne Paluch, and Martin Paluch, of South Canaan; Anita and husband Richard Ondreyka, of Wadsworth, Ohio; Barbara Harp, of Phoenix, William Paluch, and Veronica and her husband Terrence Bilas of Norton, Ohio; her stepson, Samuel and wife MaryEllen Polen, Potomac, Md.; her grandchildren, Deborah and husband Andrew Gynn, Michele and Christine Harp, Christina, Jessica and William Paluch, and Gabriel, Anastasia and Alexandra Bilas, and Kelly and husband Chris Varner of Virginia; and greatgrandchildren Karena, Christopher, Christian and Jessie; her brothers, Peter and wife Anna Trudick, of Toronto, Ohio; George and wife Helen Trudick, of San Diego, and her sister, Anna Baker of Hopedale, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Trudick. Parastas for Maria will be held at St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery Church on Thursday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery Church on Friday following Presartc-' tified Liturgy at 10 a.m. with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman officiating. Donations may be made to St. Tikhons Seminary. Theresa E. Yadouga March 28, 2005 Theresa E. Yadouga, Clarks Summit, died Monday at the VNA Hospice at Moses Taylor Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph P. Yadouga, who died June 29, 1989. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Joseph and Lottie Daum Piller, she was a member of St. Anns Basilica. Educated in Scranton public schools, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, class of 1943. A loving mother, she enjoyed dining out with her friends and long rides through the country. Surviving are a son, Robert P. Yadouga, of Clarks Summit; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Jonas, and two brothers, Carl Piller and Joseph Piller. . The funeral will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Anns St., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Anns Basilica, to be celebrated by Monsignor John Sempa. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 18701. Evelyn E. Roberts March 29, 2005 Evelyn E. Roberts, 90, of Peckville and Handsome Lake, Fleetville, died Tuesday at the Laurels at Mid Valley Health and Rehabilitation, Peckville. She was the widow of Charles Roberts, who died in 1990. Born in Peckville, daughter of the late Claude J. and Glen-neth M. Williams Clark, she was a member of the Peckville United Methodist Church and its Class 13. She was a former Sunday school teacher and financial secretary of the church. She was a graduate of Blakely High School and before retirement, she and her husband owned and operated Roberts Feed Mill in Peckville. Evelyn, a true lady in all respects, was a caring and devoted mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor. Her fondest memories of life included time spent in her church, visits from family and friends and walks in town. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Adams, and her husband, Gary, of Tunkhannock; a grandson, Greg Dewey, and his wife, Eileen, of Exeter; a granddaughter, Lauren Col-benson, and her husband, William, of Tunkhannock; greatgrandchildren, Angela and William Colbenson Jr.; a godchild, Susan Reining Gould, of Florida; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Col-lester, and a brother, Donald Clark. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Robert E. Decker Funeral Home, 702 River St., Peckville, with services by the Rev. Sharon Dietz, pastor of the Peckville United Methodist Church and the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, Dickson City. Interment, Prospect Hills Cemetery, Peckville. Friends may call Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., and Friday, 10 until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peckville United Methodist Church Renovation Fund, co George Kinback Jr., 752 Main St., Peckville. Edna Soulsby Murphey March 27, 2005 Edna Soulsby Murphey, 93, of Clarks Summit, died Sunday at the VNA Hospice Care Center at Moses Taylor Hospital. She was the wife of Howard F. Murphey, Clarks Summit. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas A. Wame. Daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Soulsby, she was a retired office clerk with the AAA Motor Club, Natalie Coal Co., Grayce Farms Dairy and Moffat Coal Co., all of Scranton. She was a lifetime member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and a member of the Episcopal Church Women. Also surviving are a son, the Rev. Canon William T. Wame II, and wife, Frances, Lake Winola; three daughters, Sandra W. Johns, and husband, Willard, Fort Washing-- ton; and twin daughters, Donna E. Saunders, and hus--band, William, Glenside, and Diane E. Cole, and husband, Edward, Clarks Summit; a stepson, the Rev. Canon William F. Murphey, Harrisburg; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Alani, and husband, Salman, Bloomington, Ind.; 17 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred Soulsby. A Requiem Eucharist will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1780 N. Washington Ave. Interment, Memorial Garden of the Church of the Epiphany, Glenbum, at the convenience of the family. Friends mqy visit with the family at the church from 10:30 until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church. Arrangements under the direction of. Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services Inc., Harrisburg. Marion J. Gabriel March 28, 2005 Marion J. Gabriel, a resident of Beverly Health Care,. Tunkhannock, died Monday evening at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. She was the widow of William Gabriel. Bom in Scranton on Nov. 5, 1926, daughter of the late William and Mahala Rosengrant VanAllen, she was a 1944 graduate of Factoryville High School. She was employed by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Co. in Tunkhannock for 20 years and the Golo Foot Co. in Dunmore until her retirement. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Mike Flynn, Tunkhannock; a sister, Dorothy Hughes, Factoryville; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Sean Flynn and April Kunsman, Longmont, Colo.; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, ADVERTISEMENT Back Pain is Dangerous to Your Health Hayward, CA - According to a recently released back pain relief report, most back pain sufferers have no idea how to eliminate their pain. Some use heat, others ice. From sleeping on the floor, to pillows underneath the legs, back pain relief techniques vary. But thanks to a free report, local back pain sufferers finally know exactly what to do. To get a copy of the free Back Pain Relief Report, call toll-free, 1-800-661-1783. (Toll-free, 24 hour recorded message) Nancy S. Bryla March 27, 2005 Nancy S. Bryla, 55, Scott Township, died Easter morning at home after being diagnosed with colon cancer 1 years earlier. Surviving is her husband, Thomas. Bom in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in the French Woods section of Hancock, N.Y., daughter of Catherine Dirig Barron, French Woods, and the late Robert Barron, she was a graduate of Hancock High School and attended Oneonta State College, Oneonta, N.Y. A mother of eight children and grandmother of five, Nancy cherished her family and always thought of others first. She also embraced country living, the outdoors and all of nature. Every year, she enjoyed cultivating a thriving vegetable garden to complement her distinguished cooking. Nancy always delighted in serving lemonade on a hot sunny day and baking her famous warm cinnamon rolls for breakfast. She treasured the early morning sun, and the great blue herons nesting in the nearby rookery. She died in the company of her husband Thomas. Also surviving are a son, Eric, and his wife, Amy, Reading, and their two sons, Christopher and Timothy; a daughter, Suzanne, Palmyra, N.J.; a son, Mark, and his wife, Helen, Cumming, Ga., and their daughter, Nadine; a daughter, Karen, and her hus band, Samuel Kass, Pitts burgh, and their son, The odore; a daughter, Therese and her husband, James May Palmyra, and their daughter Winifred; a son, Lloyd, Scotts dale, Ariz.; a' daughter, Do reen, attending Pennsylvania State University; a son, Gary, attending Drexel University; three sisters, Catherine Barron, Staten Island, N.Y.; Andrea McGreevy, Vista, Calif.; and Kristen Ogozalek, French Woods; nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Friday at 9:15 a.m,. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 519 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass at 10 in Corpus Christi Church, Montdale. Interment, St. Francis DeSalles Cemetery, French Woods, N.Y., at a later date. Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Jaime and Drew Hobbs, Tunkhannock; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Gabriel Hobbs; several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Rosengrant and Charles VanAllen. The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Shel-don-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Robert Wood, pastor of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. Interment, Sunny-side Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call today, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Northeastern Regional Office, 64 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 18701. Sister Mary Elsie Miller March 28, 2005 Sister Mary Elsie Miller, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Monday at the Marian Convent. Bom Oct. 26, 1917, in Belle-fonte, daughter of the late Martin Joseph and Iona Callis Miller, she entered the I.H.M. Congregation on Sept. 8, 1937. She made her temporary profession of vows on May 7, 1940, and her final profession of vows on Aug. 1, 1943. She served as a teacher at St. Matthew Elementary School in East Stroudsburg from 1940 to 1944; St. John Elementary School in Scranton from 1944 to 1945, and as principal there from 1961 to 1967; St. Rose Elementary School in Carbondale from 1951 to 1953, and at St. Mary Elementary School in Hollidaysburg from 1967 to 1968. She was principal at Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School in Forty Fort from 1959 to 1961, and also at St. Joseph High School in New Bern, N.C., from 1958 to 1959. She also served in schools in As-bury Park, N.J.; Forest Hills, N.Y., and Baltimore. Later, she served as librarian in schools in Williamsport, Pittsburgh, Silver Spring, Md., and at Marywood College from 1976 to 1980, and from 1981 to 1992. From 2001 until the time of her death, she served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, a master of science degree in religious education, and a master of science degree in librarianship, all from Marywood College. Surviving are a sister, Rosalie Beatty, of Tire Hill; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, William, James and Martin Joseph, and a sister, Catherine. The funeral will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at the Marian Convent followed by interment at St. Catherine Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Thursday, 3 to 8 p.m., at the Marian Convent. Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired I.H.M. Sisters, co the I.H.M. Building Fund, I.H.M. Center, 2300 Adams Ave., 18509. Insurance Company won't pay your Claim? Medical Homeowners Life Free Consultation No Recovery - No Fee Jill Miller AND A SS O C I AT E S ATTORNEYS AT LAW The experience to get people the help they need. 570.341.3400 Toll-free: 888.430.3400 Chester S. Kuplinski March 28, 2005 Chester S. Zeb Kuplinski, a resi- Pk dent of Scranton and formerly of Av- oca, died Monday at Mercy Hospital. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Mary Kacz-marek, who died May 11, 1985, and is survived by his wife, Gertrude David Harvey Kuplinski. They would have been married seven years July 24. Born in Scranton, son of the late Marion and Anna Gorski Kuplinski, he was a former member of SS. Peter and Pauls Church, Avoca, where he served as an usher and was a member of the Holy Name Society. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Pittston. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Scranton. Educated in Scranton public schools, he served with the Navy during World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8335, Avoca, and he was a founding member of the Browns Sportsman Club. He had been employed as a butcher for Brizer Beef and Lackawanna Beef, both of Scranton, and he had retired after 25 years as a USDA meat inspector. He was a kind, gentle and giving person who enjoyed polka dancing. He loved his family' and he will be sadly missed. Surviving are a daughter, Ann Marie Williams, Avoca; two granddaughters, Kristen Coyle, Mount Olive, N.J., and Lisa Espenshade, Midland, Texas; three great-granddaughters, Matalyn and Ava Espenshade, and Mary Elyse Coyle; a sister, Alice Sacco, Cleveland; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters. The funeral will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 519 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass at 9:30 in St. Stanislaus Church, North Scranton. Interment, SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca. Friends may call Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. Additional Obituaries On Page 17 4 A . 4 f

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