Florence Stuchkus

Florence J. "Tootsie" Stuchkus

1935 - 2012

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Obituary of Florence J. Stuchkus

Florence (Tootsie) Williams Stuchkus, 77, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 07, 2012 in the Golden Living Center, East Mountain, after a courageous nineteen month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Old Forge on February 18, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Pepsin Williams. She was a graduate of Old Forge High School class of 1953, where she was a majorette. She was also a graduate of Bradford Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre. She was first employed as a seamstress for Perfect Maid Apparel, Old Forge, until her marriage to Albert Stuchkus on June 25, 1960. She later worked as a sales person for the Hickory Farms store for many years until her retirement. Florence enjoyed traveling, going shopping down the line and baking pies. Her greatest joy was helping to raise her grandsons and being a loving grandmother. They meant the world to her and she gave it her all to spend as much time as she could with her family. She also enjoyed being a home beautician to her family and friends for many years. She was a member of the former Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, which is now Our Lady of Hope Church. Florence was preceded in death by her brothers James, Thomas and by sisters Romaine Falzone, Jean (Chi-Chi) Goliembeski, Esther Jackimowicz, Eleanor Becker, Ann Felicianni and Dolores (Dolly) Lutkowski . A special thanks to Nancy Piccolotti for always keeping her beautiful, Liz Corradino for all her extra help. Doctor Frank Olshemski, Dr. Maurer Biscotti and his wife Mary, Ann Marie Gavaghan, the staff at Wesley Village, Golden Living Center and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart. Surviving are her loving husband of 51 years, Albert V., at home; son John T. and his fiancé Anne Sobeski, Pittston; Lisa Dieso and her husband John, Wilkes-Barre Township; sister-in-law Zaira Williams, Old Forge; grandsons Scott and Brandon Stuchkus and numerous nieces and nephews. Florence's funeral will be conducted Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark Street, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek. Friends may call Friday 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude's Children Hospital,501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942, or the Luzerne Co, S.P.C.A. , 524 East Main Street., Wilkes-Barre, PA ,18702.
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Visitation

MAR 9. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home 55 Stark Street Plains, PA, US, 18705 info@yanaitisfuneralhome.com http://www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com

Service

MAR 10. 09:00 AM Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home 55 Stark Street Plains, PA, US, 18705 info@yanaitisfuneralhome.com http://www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com

Interment

Holy Trinity Cemetery Route 115 Bear Creek, PA, 18602