Patricia Elizabeth Wood Marx, RN, 60, of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Dr. David E. Marx. The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on Feb. 17, 2013.
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Born March 24, 1953, in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Janet Brooks Wood. She lived in Clarks Summit since 1993.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and religious studies from Marywood University. She received her master's degree in nursing from Binghamton University and continued her education, receiving her master's degree in theology from the University of Scranton.
Before her illness, she was a registered nurse with Traditional Home Health and Hospice, Dunmore. She also was a part-time faculty member at Penn State University, Worthington Scranton Campus, Dunmore, where she had taught nursing for more than 12 years. Pat formerly was a registered nurse at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
She was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, and its Women's Guild and previously served as director of religious education for several years.
As a dedicated caregiver, she was a member of professional organizations, including The Jesuit Honor Society, National Society of Honors in Nursing.
Also surviving are her two sons, Joshua Yoder and wife, Maryellen, Cary, N.C.; and David Yoder and wife, Christine, Norwalk, Conn.; three daughters, Susan Jones and husband, Harold (Hodge), Cherry Hill, N.J.; Bethany Benko and husband, Bernard, Archbald; and Kathleen Yoder, Baltimore, Md; eight grandchildren, Nathan Kupus, Sarah and Hannah Benko, Morgan, Christian and William Jones, Quinn and Nora Yoder; a sister, Janet Leonard and husband, Donald, Kansas City, Kan.; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Wood, Chapel Hill, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Wood, who died in 1997.
The funeral will be Monday, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston, to be celebrated by Monsignor John J. Bendik and concelebrated by Monsignor James J. McGarry.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, and at the church from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Traditional Home Health and Hospice, 113 W. Drinker St., Dunmore, PA 18512.
For more information, directions or to send an online condolence, please visit www.jenningscalvey.com.
Jennings Calvey Funeral Home
111 Coburn Avenue Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 10, 2013