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WYANDT , Claire T.

Claire T. Wyandt of Singer Island, FL, formerly of Wyoming, PA, died on September 13, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Born in Pittston, PA, she moved to Wyoming at the age of five and resided there the greatest part of her life. Daughter of the late Vincent John Turchitti and Margaret Meola Turchetti, she attended the Wyoming Schools and graduated from Wyoming Memorial High School and the Pennsylvania State University; she also attended Syracuse University. At Penn State, she was a member of the Theta Phi Alpha Sorority. She was also a member of the "La Vie" yearbook staff, the Panhellinic Council, The Newman Club and the staff of "The Daily Collegian". Following graduation, she taught school for thirty-six years, twenty-four years at Wyoming Memorial High School and twelve years at the Wyoming Area School District High School in Exeter, PA. Her major area of instruction was biology. At Wyoming High School, she was Class Advisor, Audiovisual Aids Director and Advisor of The Monument Year Book as well as dramatic coach for several class plays. At Wyoming Area High School, she was Class Advisor and Advisor to the Future Physicians Club. She was a lifelong member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and was a member of the Luzerne County Retired Teachers Association and The Nittany Lion Club of The Pennsylvania State University. She served on the Board of the Luzerne County Mental Health Association from 1978 until 1991 during which time she was Vice President of the organization. In Florida, she served on the Leukemia Board of West Palm Beach and participated in many of its drives. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Exeter, PA, and was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Wyandt and brother, Anthony Turchetti. She is survived by numerous cousins in the United States and Rome, Italy.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23, 2013
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