Marie Jones Tarence Podrasky

Marie Jones Tarence Podrasky, 82, of Wilkes-Barre passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center East Mountain Manor, Plains Township.

She was born Aug. 3, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Molnar Jones. She was a graduate of Coughlin High School and was formerly employed in the garment industry.

Marie was a loving mother and grandmother who loved gardening, dancing and trips to the casinos in Atlantic City.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leo J. Tarence; second husband, Stephen Podrasky; grandson, David Glycenfer; brothers, Herbert and William Jones; and sister, Harriet Chase.

Surviving are her children, Donna (Evan) Parry, Wilkes-Barre; Eileen Gibbons, Wilkes-Barre; Mark (Linda) Tarence, Mountain Top; and Lisa (Joseph) McBride, Wilkes-Barre; stepdaughter, Theresa Verdeen; grandchildren, Cheryl Chonko, Mark Chonko, Erin Parry, Carrie (Bob) Rushkowski, Ryan Gibbons, Megan Tarence, Jessica Tarence, Joseph McBride and Ashley Verdeen; sister, Jean Jones, Binghamton, N.Y.; nieces and nephews

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict's Church, Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

Published in Citizens' Voice on May 22, 2014