Ruth Tabaka, 88, formerly of Jenkins Township and Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Wilkes-Barre.
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She was born April 10, 1926, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Nehemiah and Mary Lane.
She attended GAR Memorial High School and along with her late husband owned and operated the College Inn Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre, and the Highlander Laundromat, Kingston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Tabaka Sr.; daughter, Linda Lee Garrison; grandson, Michael Garrison; several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her children, Ruth Raviol, William J. Kane, Stanley A. Tabaka Jr., Thomas Tabaka Sr., Theodore Tabaka and Edward Tabaka; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. There will be no calling hours. The parish rosary group will recite the rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet in the church 30 minutes prior to the Mass.
Condolences may be sent at eblakecollins.com.
E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 2, 2014