Theo Marie D'Andrea

Theo Marie D'Andrea of Moosic died Wednesday at Geisinger Mountain View Care Center in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard D'Andrea, on May 31, 1984.

Born and raised in Dupont, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Rankosky, she was a 1947 graduate of Dupont High School, where she was the class valedictorian. She attended Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y., where she studied piano and organ. She graduated from the Scranton Conservatory of Music, where she had taught for several years. She also taught piano locally.

She served as the organist and choir director of the Moosic Methodist Church, and regularly served as a substitute organist for several other churches. Before retirement, she worked for Imperial Foods in Moosic. More recently, she volunteered at several area nursing homes, where she played the piano and organ for special services.

She enjoyed crafting, cooking, baking and gardening, and always seemed to be on the go. Strong in her faith, she was a deeply loving mother, grandmother, sister, relative and friend, who will be dearly missed by all of those who loved her.

She is survived by four daughters, Marilyn Evans and husband, Keith Sr., Berwick; Lenette Breymeier and husband, Joseph Sr., Moosic; Joyce D'Andrea, Potomac Falls, Va.; and Diane Besecker and husband, Harry, with whom she resided; eight grandchildren, Keith Evans Jr., Meredith Killan, Jill Meckes, Kelly, Joseph Jr. and Kerry Breymeier, Matthew and Michael Besecker; four great-grandchildren; a brother, D. Arthur Rankosky, Eureka, Mont.; a sister, Diana Golanosky, Florida; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel and Joseph Rankosky.

Her family would like to extend their appreciation to the entire staff of Mountain View Care Center, for the exceptional care given to Theo during her stay.

The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with services by the Rev. Errol Morgan, pastor of Parker Hill Community Church. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Relatives and friends may pay call Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.

Visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.

Funeral Home

Kearney Funeral Homes
517 North Main Street Old Forge, PA 18518-1811
(570) 562-1590

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 14, 2014