Martha A. Paciga Epps

Martha A. Paciga Epps, 89, of Carbondale, died Sunday night in the VNA Hospice Unit of Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. She was the widow of William P. Epps, who died in 1984.

Born in Simpson, daughter of the late Thomas and Regina Pavlica Paciga, she was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson, and retired from the dietary department of Farview State Hospital, Waymart. Martha was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Carbondale, the Fell Twp. Golden Age Seniors and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Walter Paciga VFW Post 4712, Simpson.

Martha will be deeply missed by Maryann, Samantha and Justin.

She is survived by three sons, Carl, Tampa, Fla.; Walter, Chino Valley, Ariz.; and Ronald, Cheektowaga, N.Y.; a brother, Thomas and wife, Veronica, Simpson; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by a son, David; three brothers, John, Walter and Joseph; and three sisters, Regina Rupp, Agnes Stasiek and Rose Paciga.

The funeral will be Friday from Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc., 621 Main St., Simpson, with services at 10 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St., Carbondale, by the Rev. Donald Schaible, rector. Interment, Clifford Valley Cemetery, Clifford.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The Golden Age Seniors will meet at 4:30.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.

For directions or condolences, visit

Funeral Home

Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc.
621 North Main Street Simpson, PA 18407
(570) 282-3090

Published in Scranton Times on May 6, 2014