Antonette (Toni) Vargo, 72, of Ransom, passed to her Eternal Reward on April 23 at Regional Hospital of Scranton, surrounded by her husband and three generations of their progeny.
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Toni was born in Old Forge on Oct. 13, 1941, to Alexander and Sarah Fury Honcharik. She graduated from Old Forge High School, and began working as a secretary for NCO (National Credit Office) in Scranton. She was married to Alexander Vargo in 1960, and they were married nearly 54 years, having two children, Alex Jr. and Jackie.
After NCO, Toni worked as an executive secretary for Chamberlain Manufacturing/General Dynamics in Scranton for more than 35 years, as well as working evenings as a secretary/office manager for Dr. Joseph Gnall in Taylor. She enjoyed gardening and collecting angel pictures and statues. She had a great love for her Catholic faith, the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Mother, and was also involved at her parish, St. Michael's in Pittston, working in the kitchen before events making stuffed cabbage and pierogies.
Toni is survived her husband, Al; daughter, Jackie and husband, Scott Drabent; son, Al Jr. and wife, Vicky; granddaughter, Kay and husband, Matt Murphy; great-granddaughter, Clara; sisters, Marie Basta and Angela Fiori; and brothers, Joe and Al Honcharik; nieces, nephews, cousins and all the extended and beloved family.
Visitation to pay respects will be held Sunday, April 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kiesinger Funeral Home, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with the Byzantine Parastas service immediately following. Father Gary Mensinger of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church in Pittston will be officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411, or St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
The family of Toni Vargo also wishes to thank doctors, nurses and staff of Regency Hospital, for their loving care and concern for mom and us this past week, and all the members of the clergy who came to pray with her. May God bless you all.
Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfu
Published in Scranton Times from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2014