Michalene Ferack, 58, of Avoca, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Hospice Unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She is survived by her husband, John Ferack. Together, they celebrated their 30th anniversary on June 18, 2013.
Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Olshefski Travis and a graduate of Mid Valley High School. She also graduated from The University of Scranton, earning a master's degree in microbiology.
She was a corporate microbiologist at Preferred Meal Systems, Moosic, and a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Avoca.
To all who knew Michalene, her number one priority was her family. Her kids were her life and she would do anything for them. Her husband, John, was her soul mate. No matter how hard times got, they always stood by each other and got through any situation together. When Michalene got sick, her husband and kids came together and did whatever they had to do to try and get her better. Michalene loved her pets and going to the casino with Grandma.
Her family extends a special thank you to Dr. Lisa Thomas and her staff, especially Megan.
Surviving are two daughters, Amy and Kelly, and a son, John Jr., all at home; three brothers, Robert Travis, Dunmore, Gordon Travis, Archbald, and Stephen Travis, Dickson City; an uncle, Joseph Olshefski; mother-in-law, Theresa Ferack; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City. A Christian wake service will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. by the Rev. Philip Sladicka. Cremation will follow at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald.
For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.mazurfuneralhome.com.
Frank T Mazur Funeral Home Inc
601 Dundaff St
Dickson City, PA 18519
Published in Times Leader on July 11, 2013