Mary Rose Boyd, 77, of Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, and a resident of Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully Monday. Sept. 9, 2013.
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Born in Glen Lyon on May 25, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Metro and Anna Kozar. She was a former member of Holy Rosary Church, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.
Mary enjoyed many things throughout her life. She had a passion for reading, loved to work on word puzzles and enjoyed watching movies and listening to polka music. She was an avid bingo player. Her greatest joys involved spending time with her family and cooking foods from her heritage: various Russian foods and her husband Richard's favorite Italian foods.
Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Metro and Daniel Kozar; stepbrothers, John and Paul Petak; stepsister, Ann Petak; son-in-law, David Zabofski.
Surviving are her husband, Richard Boyd; daughters, Janice Pask and her husband, Charles, Karen Boyd, Kathy Hickey, Susan McDaniels and Maria Zabofski; grandchildren, Shelly Reese, Jennifer and Nicole Williams, Tania Shortz, Lauren and Steven Pask, Marissa Lee and Halle Yashkus; great-grandchildren, Michael and Braden Shortz, Alexa Davidowski, Emily Pask and Cole Olowiany; sister, Irene Terkowski; brothers, Michael and George Kozar; several nieces and nephews.
Mary's family would like to acknowledge and thank Little Flower Manor for the special care they gave Mary while she was a resident. She was a special wife, Mom, Grandma, and GG Mary (Great Grandma Mary). She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the
, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
George A Strish Inc Funeral Home
105 N Main St
Ashley, PA 18706
Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2013