Margaret "Marge" (Onufrak) Furdock RN

Margaret "Marge" Onufrak Furdock, R.N., entered blessed repose on Saturday at the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, with family members at her side. She was the wife of the late John Furdock, who died in 1999.

Marge was born in Forest City to the late John and Julia Gumbach Onufrak on September 29, 1926. She graduated from Forest City Regional High School in 1944, proud of having been voted "Best Girl Athlete." During World War II, she was a member of the Volunteer Fire Service of Forest City. She graduated from St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing in Newark, New Jersey, as part of the Cadet Nurse Corps program. Margaret married John Paul Furdock in 1950 and together they operated Furdock Motors and Trading Post until 1999. She was a life-long member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Forest City. She was "proud to be Byzantine;" having served as president of the Altar & Rosary Society for many years, and she loved liturgical singing.

Margaret adored her family, polkas, jokes, and her nursing. She returned to professional nursing in the late 1960s being employed as an RN at the Carbondale Nursing Home then as a charge nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, later Marian Community Hospital, where she was affectionately known as "Sarge Marge." She retired in 1991. She participated in the Harvard Medical School Nurses' Health Study for several decades.

Marge's family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Kondash and the staffs of the Forest City Personal Care Home and Mountain View Care Center, where she was cared for so lovingly over the past five years and the nurses from the Hospice of the Sacred Heart who guided our favorite nurse to the end of her last shift.

She is survived by three children, Ann Marie Furdock, South Williamsport; John P. & Joanne Furdock, Blakely; Beverly D. Drazdauskas, Scott Township; and five grandchildren, Michael Furdock, Blakely; Corey Furdock, Cincinnati; Jordan Furdock, Blakely; David Jr. and Kathryn Drazdauskas, both of Scott Township.

Margaret was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph; a sister, Marian Turk; and four brothers, Michael, John, Joseph and Andrew Onufrak.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City, with Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 306 Susquehanna St., Forest City. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Forest City.

Friends may call Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Parastas services will be held at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 306 Susquehanna St., Forest City, PA 18421.

Online condolences may be sent at www.brennanfuneralhomes.com

Published in Scranton Times on May 11, 2014