Sister M. Jacinta Guinther

Sister M. Jacinta Guinther, I.H.M., of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Regional Hospital of Scranton.

Born Sept. 11, 1926, in Honesdale, Pa., and given the name Elizabeth Ann she was the daughter of the late George and Rebecca Dean Guinther. She entered the IHM Congregation on Feb. 2, 1946, and made her temporary profession of vows on Aug. 2, 1948, and her final profession of vows on Aug. 2, 1954.

Sister Jacinta served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Agnes Elementary School in Lock Haven, Pa., from 1948 to 1951; St. Charles Elementary School in Sugar Notch, Pa., in 1951; Most Holy Rosary Elementary School in Syracuse, N.Y., from 1951 to 1959; Archbishop Neale Elementary School in La Plata, Md., from 1959 to 1960; St. Ephrem Elementary School in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1960 to 1962 and 1978 to 1986; St. Patrick's Elementary School in Spangler, Pa., from 1962 to 1963; St. Ann's Elementary School in Nyack, N.Y., from 1963 to 1964; Holy Trinity Elementary School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., from 1964 to 1966; St. Ambrose Elementary School in Bridgeport, Conn., from 1966 to 1978; Epiphany Elementary School in Sayre, Pa., from 1986 to 1987; St. Mary of Mount Carmel Elementary School in Dunmore, Pa., from 1987 to 1996; St. Rose Elementary School in Carbondale, Pa., from 1996 to 1998; Sacred Heart Elementary School in Carbondale, Pa., from 1998 to 2008; and Sacred Heart Primary Center in Carbondale, Pa., from 2008 to 2011.

She served as an itinerant teacher of reading at LaSalle Academy in Dickson City, Pa., from 2011 until the time of her death.

She received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree both in education from Marywood College.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, James, Austin, Robert and Dean; and two sisters, Catherine Dulay and Florence Dulay.

She is survived by a brother, Edward, and a sister, Grace Augello, both of Honesdale, Pa.

The funeral will be Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., in Carbondale.

Friends may call at St. Rose of Lima Church on Monday, Sept. 23, between 3 and 6 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Interment will follow Mass on Tuesday at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

Published in Scranton Times on Sept. 21, 2013