Sara Zeske

Sara Joyce "Sal" Zeske

1950 - 2021

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Obituary of Sara Joyce Zeske

Sara Joyce “Sal” Zeske passed unexpectedly into Eternal life late Wednesday night at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center with her loving daughter Shawndra McCracken by her side. Born on Tuesday, November 14th ,1950, in McKeesport PA, Sara was one of five children to the late Stuart W. and Elda Weidow. Sara was educated in the city schools. Until her retirement Sara was employed for 33 years under the Pennsylvania State Hospital Systems where she worked in housekeeping and dietary. She worked at Nanticoke State Hospital then later at Clarks Summit State Hospital. She garnered a number of good friends. Sara “SAL” was a member of the Plains Senior Center, she also enjoyed her gardening which she took great pride in. Additionally, she loved traveling to Disney with her late husband Joseph R. Zeske and family. Sara was an advent traveler she loved going cross country. Sal loved cooking and baking for her family, the chef she was, especially her famous poorman pierogies which was the hit of holiday dinners along with her many other great dishes. She showed her creativity when sewing, hemming and crafting. She had such great talent in everything she did for her family and friends. She was the most loving, most caring mom and person one will ever meet. She loved her family so much and would go beyond the ends of the earth. Those who knew her best, knew her love and caring personality. She shared that passion and love with all her heart. Sal will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her in this life. She was preceded in death by her parents Stuart Weidow and wife Elda “Croop” Weidow, in addition to her Husband, Joseph R. Zeske, Sara is survived by her daughters Shawndra McCracken and fiancé Brian Fegal of Kingston, Denise Miller, Tucson, Arizona; Helen Perrins and her husband, John, Wilkes-Barre; Rene Zeske, Scranton son Joseph Zeske and his wife, Rosa, Hampton, Virginia and Grandchildren, Lee McCracken Jr , John Perrins and his wife, Vanessa; Joshua Perrins and Fiancé Maureen; Robert Cleary; Bethany Perrins; Christopher Cleary; Destiny Miller; and Desirae Miller; Great Grandchildren Aaliyah Perrins and John William Perrins lll; Her sister Debra , William Rienhamer, Nanticoke; Monica Toluba and Fred of Hanover Twp, and Tracey Weidow of Hanover Twp. brother Stuart Jr. Nanticoke; and her loving cats Fluffer, Baby , Babymomma , extended family Lee McCracken Sr and Elaine Golden, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank The Hampton House for their love and caring nurses. Also thank you to Fox Chase Nurses and Doctors and all the love they gave to Sal in Philadelphia during her stay and Ashley Marsh PA-C. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Wednesday , 08, 2021, at 11:45 AM from the Yanaitis Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Stark Street , Plains, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 12:30 PM in Saint Andrew’s Roman Catholic Parish, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre, with the Reverend Kenneth Seegar, Pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hanover Township, Family and Friends are invited to call on Tuesday evening, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the funeral home. For additional information or to send the Zeske family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sara's memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center Main Campus 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497 , And Candy's Place 190 Welles Street #166 Forty Fort ,PA 18704.
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Tuesday
7
September

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
YANAITIS FUNERAL HOME INC.
55 Stark Street
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
5708222416
Wednesday
8
September

Interment with Rite of Committal

11:20 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
St. Mary Cemetery
St. Mary's Road
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday
8
September

Funeral Service

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
YANAITIS FUNERAL HOME INC.
55 Stark Street
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
5708222416
Wednesday
8
September

Mass of Christian Burial

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
St. Andrew Parish
316 Parrish St
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States