Lillian Merithew

Lillian S. Merithew

1917 - 2012

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Lillian S. Merithew, 95, formerly of Campground Road, Dallas, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, March 31, 2012, in the General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, following an illness. Born in Hudson, Plains Township, on February 8, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Angela Tomczak Pietrzak. She attended Plains Township schools and spent most of her youth in the Plains and Hudson area. She went to work at an early age to support the family, working in local dress factories. She did housework for several families in the area. Her last employment was with Artistic Design located in the Wyoming Valley Mall. She met, fell in love with and married Lyle L. Merithew of Dallas. They bought a farm in Jackson Township and later moved to Campground Road, Dallas, where the couple had resided for many years until the death of her husband in 2002. She was residing with her grandson David and his family in Carverton Height's, Wyoming until she became ill and was transported to the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, where she had received exceptional care until her passing. The family wishes to thank the staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, the caregivers of Hospice and the V.N.A., especially Dawn and Cathy. Lillian was truly blessed with a great life with many relatives and friends. She was the most loving, caring person anyone could know. If you were fortunate enough to have met her, you were instantly her friend and the coffee and cookies were always on the table. Lillian was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Lyle L. Merithew Sr. on December 30, 2002; a son Lyle Jr.; daughter Dorothy Gay; granddaughter Dianna Goldi; sister Stella Mroz; brothers Raymond, Joseph and Daniel Pietrzak. Lillian is survived by grandsons David Merithew and his wife Marian, Carverton; Robert Merithew and his wife Nancy, Jackson Township; Richard Merithew, Larksville; Donald Merithew, St. Petersburg, Florida; granddaughter Roberta Bennett and her husband Brad, Stroudsburg; great-grandchildren Brandi, Jennifer, Skylar, Christopher, Kimberly, Janet, D.J., Gabe; sisters Francis Shutacawski, Hudson; Ceil Rock, Plains; brothers Clem Paycheck, Sebring, Florida; Leonard Mroz and his wife Mimi, Wilmington, Delaware; several nieces and nephews. Lillian's funeral will be conducted on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark Street, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lake Township. Friends may call Tuesday 4 to 7 p.m.
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APR 3. 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home 55 Stark Street Plains, PA, US, 18705


APR 4. 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home 55 Stark Street Plains, PA, US, 18705


APR 4. 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Ss. Peter and Paul Church 13 Hudson Road Plains, PA, US, 18705


Maple Grove Cemetery Sweet Valley Road Pikes Creek, PA,