Margaret D. Pociask

Margaret D. Pociask, 89, of Olyphant, died Saturday morning at Green Ridge Health Care Center, Scranton. Her husband, Louis S. Pociask, died in 2011. They were married more than 65 years and resided in the Olyphant Flats since their marriage.

Born in Dickson City and raised in Bronx, N.Y., daughter of the late Stanley and Ann Adams Demboske, she graduated from a New York City high school and worked and retired as a Bell Telephone Co. operator for 40 years.

She was a member of Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick's Church, Olyphant, Catholic Golden Age Club and American Legion Raymond Henry Post 327 Ladies Auxiliary, Olyphant. She enjoyed taking bus trips with her beloved husband, Louis, to the Atlantic City casinos.

She was a loving wife and will be missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Green Ridge Health Care Center, with a special thank you to April, for their care of Margaret.

She is survived by a brother, Stanley, Massachusetts; two sisters-in-law, Sophie Petrone and Emily Moskalczak; two brothers-in-law, Edward and Steve Pociask; nieces and nephews, including her namesake, Margaret Ann Bell, Tennessee; her best friend, Eleanor Strony; and her caregiver, Ann Marie Seasock.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Bell; and two brothers, Thomas and Joseph Demboske.

The funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant., with Mass at 9:30 p.m. in Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick's Church, Delaware Street, Olyphant, to be officiated by Monsignor Michael J. Delaney. Burial will take place in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Blakely.

Friends may call Friday from 8 to 9. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick's Church, 200 Delaware St., Olyphant, PA 18447. For directions of online condolences, visit

Funeral Home

Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home, Inc. - Olyphant
115 Garfield Avenue  Olyphant, PA 18447
(570) 383-9033

Published in Scranton Times on May 1, 2013