Deborah Royce Martin

Deborah Royce Martin, 58, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Friday under the care of the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton.

Born on April 29, 1955, she was the daughter of the late John "Jack" and Delores Williams Royce.

Deborah was an animal lover, who adored her cat, "Pudy," and fish, "Trooper." She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, who will be dearly missed. She will never be forgotten by those who loved her.

She is survived by her two sons, Chris Martin and wife, Cassie; and Sean Martin and wife, Carrie, all of Scranton; brothers, Robbie and John Royce Jr., both of Scranton; sisters, Bonnie Royce and Karen Gerrity, both of Dunmore; Sherry Royce, Scranton; and Deanna Royce, Moosic; four grandchildren, Victoria, Kalub, Cullen and Kayleigh; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Gary and Randy Royce.

A blessing service is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Interment will follow at Newton Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 10 until services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Poor, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

Visit www.kearney for directions or to leave an online condolence.

Funeral Home

Kearney Funeral Homes
125 North Main Avenue Scranton, PA 18504
(570) 342-8345

Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 16, 2014