Mary Jane Gula

Mary Jane Gula, 88, of Scranton, died Friday at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. She was the loving wife of George Gula.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Paul and Kathryn Bilan Bayda, Mary was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Johnson Institute in New Jersey. Before retirement, she worked as a secretary, and was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in West Scranton. She was very active with St. Mary's Sisterhood and enjoyed making pierogi for her church. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and wife.

Surviving are her husband, George Gula; a daughter, Karen Wiesen, Danville, and husband, Arthur Jr., St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, George W. Gula and wife, Fonda, Pittsburgh; and Ken Gula and wife, Leeanna, Allentown; and six grandchildren, Arthur III and Rachel Wiesen, Larissa, Nicholas, Kenneth Jr. and Veronica Gula.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice Bayda.

Her funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Ave., West Scranton, to be celebrated by the Very Rev. Nestor Kowal. Inurnment will be at St. Michael's Cemetery.

A viewing for family and friends will be held on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411. Condolences:

Funeral Home

Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services
262 Railroad Avenue Scranton, PA 18505
(570) 342-3657

Published in Scranton Times on June 29, 2014