Matilda C. "Tillie" Serbin

Matilda "Tillie" C. Serbin, 86, of Exeter, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Commonwealth Hospice, St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Exeter, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose Vitali Ascani.

Tillie was a member of the former St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter, and a 1944 graduate of Exeter High School, where she excelled as the first majorette of the school.

She was also the first dialysis technician trained in Pennsylvania, training locally and in Philadelphia, having worked for Dr. Rothschild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 1985; and sisters Pola Terleski and Derna Hawkes.

Surviving are her sons, Michael and his wife, Barbara Serbin, Wyoming, and David and his wife, Maria Serbin, Estelle, Pa.; grandchildren, Stephen and Janelle Serbin; a brother, Frank, and his wife, Barbara Ascani, Mechanicsburg; a sister, Gemma, and her husband, George Antonik, Exeter; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. in St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 Memorial Ave., Exeter, with the Rev. Michael Finn, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus, Council 372, 55 S. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640.

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Published in Times Leader on July 31, 2013