Anna May Karuza

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Anna May Karuza, 82, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born Anna May Carr in April 21, 1936, on Bunnell Hill, Meshoppen, she was the daughter of the late James Lawrence Carr and late Catherine Helen Davenport. She attended Athens High School and Luzerne County Community College, where she earned her degree in accounting.

She had received many recognitions as an accountant and manager with H&R Block and later had her own practice and volunteered with Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Anna had many hobbies such as bowling, genealogy, and flying her airplane, 'Miss Melodie,' out of Wyoming Valley Airport.

She was a Sunday School teacher at Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church, where she was a member since 1964. She was also an owner of Dino's Pizza, Luzerne, with her late husband.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dean Bartorillo; and her second husband, Stanley Karuza; as well as her stepmother, Barbra Dawson; sisters, Ethel J. Gray and Catherine L. Bobkowski; and brothers, David E., Daniel R. and Lawrence J. Carr.

She is survived by her sons, Dean J. Bartorillo, Sweet Valley; Jim W. Bartorillo and his wife, Jolene Schooley, Kingston Twp.; Patrick K. Bartorillo and his wife, Brenda Cordick, Roanoke, Va.; and Robert T. Bartorillo and his wife, Lyn Farruggia, Hughestown; grandchildren, Dean, Seth, Nick, Jules, Joey, Makena, Gianni, Nico and Luca; great-grandchildren, Kaylie, Gianluca and Juliette; and sisters, Rose Lightner, York; and Diana Stedge, Blountsville, Ala.

A funeral service will be held privately at the wishes of Anna's family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 8, 2018