Patricia Elizabeth Wood Marx, R.N., 60, of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday, at home. She was the wife of Dr. David E. Marx. The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary Feb. 17, 2013.
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Born March 24, 1953 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Janet Brooks Wood. She lived in Clarks Summit since 1993. She received her Bachelor of Science in psychology and religious studies, Marywood University; her master's degree in Nursing from Binghamton University; and continued her education receiving her master's degree in Theology from the University of Scranton. Before her illness she was a registered nurse with Traditional Home Health and Hospice, Dunmore. She also was a part time faculty member at Penn State University Worthington Scranton Campus, Dunmore, were she had taught nursing over 12 years. Pat formerly was a registered nurse at Geisinger Medical Center, Wyoming Valley.
She was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, and its Women's Guild and previously served as Director of Religious Education for several years. As a dedicated care giver she was a member of professional organization, including the Jesuit Honor Society, National Society of Honors in Nursing.
Also surviving are two sons, Joshua Yoder and wife, Maryellen, Cary, N.C.; and David Yoder and wife, Christian, Norwalk, Conn.; three daughters, Susan Jones and husband, Harold "Hodge", Cherry Hill, N.J.; Bethany Benko and husband, Bernard, Archbald; and Kathleen Yoder, Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren, Nathan Kupus, Sarah and Hannah Benko; Morgan, Christian and William, Jones, Quinn and Nora Yoder; a sister, Janet Leonard and husband, Donald, Kansas City, KS; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Wood, Chapel Hill, N.C.
She was also preceded in death by brother, Edward Wood, who did in 1997.
The funeral will be Monday from St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. to be celebrated by Monsignor John J. Bendik and concelebrant Monsignor James J. McGarry. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, and Monday at the church 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Traditional Home Health and Hospice, 113 W. Drinker St., Dunmore, PA 18512.
For more information, directions, or to send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com.
Jennings Calvey Funeral Home
111 Coburn Avenue
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times from May 9 to May 10, 2013