Marianne Harhut

Marianne Harhut, 67, of Carbondale, died early Wednesday at home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Richard Andrew Harhut.

Born March 22, 1945, in Burgdorf, West Germany, she was the daughter of the late Ernst and Frieda Bosse. She was educated in West Germany before moving to the United States in December 1967. She was an operator for 19 years at Gentex Corp.

She was caring and always helped others, enjoyed cleaning, collected porcelain dolls and was a loving mother, nana, sister, aunt and friend.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Southern Care and Hospice Community Care for all of their care and support to Marianne during her illness.

She is survived by one son, Thomas Michael Harhut of Carbondale; two daughters, Michaeline Turano of Carbondale; and Tanya Mesko and husband, Robert, of Greenfield Twp.; five grandchildren, Tiffany, Richard, Dylan and Joshua Harhut; and Kayla Reynolds; two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Kalee Bilko; a sister and brother, Annegrate and Gunter; several nieces and nephews, all of West Germany.

She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tisha Ann Harhut; several brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Inurnment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Dickson City. Friends may call Saturday from 9 to 9:30.

Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Farview and 41st streets, Carbondale.

To send online condolences to the family, visit

Funeral Home

Parise Funeral & Monument
89 Farview St. Carbondale, PA 18408
(570) 282-3640

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 15, 2012