Maryann Pizzano Walker

Maryann Pizzano Walker, 53, of Forty Fort went to see the Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Pittston, she is the daughter of Mary Graham Pizzano of Exeter and the late Carmen M. Pizzano. She was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School.

For many years Maryann worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield and The Citizens' Voice. Prior to her battle with cancer, Maryann was an administrative assistant for FNCB executive offices in Throop, where she loved her job and colleagues. She was also a licensed notary public.

Maryann was a member of the former St. Mary's Assumption Church, Pittston.

Maryann was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. She had a strong passion for caring for those in nursing homes, shut-ins and those less fortunate. Maryann was also known by family and friends as the Disco Queen of the '80s for her passion for all styles of dance.

Surviving, besides her mother, are her husband, Howard Walker; children, Jared Pizzano and Krista Celestino, both of Forty Fort; stepson, Isiah Walker, Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Barry Pizzano and his wife, Christine, Dallas; Carmen J. Pizzano and his wife, Irene, Exeter; and Richard Pizzano, Hanover Township; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pink Fund of the , 712 S. Keyser Ave, Taylor, PA 18517.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 19, 2013