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Cecelia "Ceil" La Starza Obituary
HONESDALE, Pa. - Cecelia "Ceil" (Pulis) La Starza, a 12-year resident of Honesdale, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the age of 79.

Born and raised in West Milford, N.J., she was the eldest child of John and Marie (Ashton) Pulis. She worked in West Milford for Camp Savio and went on to work for the West Milford board of education until she retired in 1999. Ceil was a dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. An avid reader, she also enjoyed knitting, gardening and bird watching.

Ceil is now reunited with her recently, dearly departed husband of 61 years, Robert LaStarza. She is survived by her sister, Carol (Pulis) Hooper; and three sons, Robert J. Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Hawley, Pa., David and his girlfriend, Lesa McGuinness, of Newton, and Michael of West Milford.

She also has five grandchildren: Jennifer (La Starza) Greco, Robert, Joseph, Emily and David La Starza; as well as two great-grandchildren, Enzo and Penelope Greco; and her dog and loyal companion, Missy.

She is predeceased by her parents, and brother, Elbert "Chip" Pulis.

Viewings will take place at Richard's Funeral Home at 1440 Union Valley Road in West Milford Friday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, PO Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241; or , 20 Mercer St., Hackensack, NJ 07601.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Sept. 27, 2012
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