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Gertrude Kilvitis

December 2, 2008

Gertrude R. (Stasiak) Kilvitis, 80, of Avoca, passed away at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, on Tuesday, December 2, 2008.

Born in Scranton, March 1, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Jean Stasiak, and step-father Valentine Loyek. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. Gertrude was a 1946 Graduate of Scranton Tech High School, graduating as Salutatorian. After graduation she was employed by Phillips Wholesale Jewelers, Scranton.

She then became a mother and homemaker; she enjoyed bingo, quilting, and trips to Atlantic City. Gertrude was a very good baker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.

Gertrude is survived by her husband of 53 years, Arthur; son Richard and his wife, Mary Kilvitis, Avoca; daughters Barbara, wife of Kenneth May, Taylor, and Lori, wife of David McAndrew, Duryea; brothers Henry Stasiak, Taylor, and Thomas Loyek, Scranton; grandchildren Stephanie Kilvitis, Millersville, Pa, and Kyle May, Taylor; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. Fr. Joseph Kakareka will conduct services.

Friends may call Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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