Delphine "Irene" Tokash, 75, of Avoca, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. She was married to Frank Tokash and they recently celebrated 55 years of marriage.
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Born in Avoca, daughter of the late George and Sophie Ostrowski Fila, she was a 1956 graduate of Avoca High School. Delphine was employed as a waitress at the Skyliner Diner many years ago.
Delphine was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, and a member of the former SS. Peter & Paul Parish, Avoca, having been a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She was a homemaker who loved her family, and she also enjoyed going to the casino.
Also surviving are sons, Frank and wife, Debbie, Dupont; and George and wife, Mary Jane, Connecticut; daughters, Beverly Peters and husband, Francisco, Duryea; Denise Hague and husband, William, Maryland; and Lisa Oliveri, Maryland; a sister, Betty McAndrew; and brothers, George and Casimir Fila; nine grandchildren, Frankie, Nicole and Willie Tokash, Loryn Peters, Jessica and Samantha Oliveri, and Devin, Kara and Emily Tokash; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Fila; and a sister, Eleanor Fila.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will follow in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Moosic.
There will be no calling hours and all attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church. Memorial donations may be made to the
. Arrangements are by the Ruane & Regan Funeral Home, 1308 Grove St., Avoca. To leave an online condolence, visit www.ruaneandre gan.com
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Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 23, 2014