Alberta Ambrosavage Chase

Alberta Ambrosavage Chase, 88, of Duryea passed away Monday Dec. 17, 2012, in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.

She was born in Duryea on May 14, 1924, and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Maxiovitch Ambrosavage.

Alberta was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.

She attended Duryea High School.

She was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps and served during World War II.

After the war, Alberta graduated from the Jerrytone School of Beauty, and throughout her life she worked as a self-employed beautician.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Chase, who died Sept. 11, 1991.

Alberta is survived by her sons, William, Duryea; and Stanley and his wife, Sharon, Old Forge. She is also survived by her grandchildren, William, Keith, Stephen and Shelby Chase.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. Interment will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Duryea. The members of Duryea Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227 will provide military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 516 Storrs St., Dickson City, PA 18519.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 19, 2012