Deborah Scherer Gula

Deborah Scherer Gula, 40, of Moosic, passed away on Saturday, July 6. She was surrounded by her family and friends and has gone to join her father in heaven; she died at the Regional Hospital of Scranton.

She was born in Scranton, Aug. 16, 1972, and was the daughter of Sarah (Pallien) and the late William Scherer. Deborah was a member of St. Lawrence O'Toole (Prince of Peace Parish), Old Forge. She was a 1990 graduate of Old Forge High School and was employed as a nurse's aide for more than 20 years with the East Mount Manor Nursing Facility and Wesley Village Nursing Center. She also worked for the Convenient Market, Moosic.

Deborah was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband and caretaker, John Gula; her son, Joseph; and daughters, Nicole and Summer, all at home; her brothers, William and his companion, Heather Loyd, of Old Forge; and John and his wife, Kerri, of Shavertown; her sister, Jacqueline Boylan and her husband, Thomas, of Pittston; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 10, at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Lawrence O'Toole (Prince of Peace Parish), Old Forge, with the Rev. August Ricciardi, officiating.

Friends may call Tuesday evening, July 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Children of Deborah Gula Fund at Penn Security Bank and Trust, 304 Main St., Duryea, PA 18642.

Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfu

Published in Scranton Times on July 9, 2013