Mary Kusy, 93, a guest at Holy Family Residence, formerly of Lutherwood Community and a lifetime resident of South Side, passed away Saturday. She was the widow of Julius S. Kusy, who died Oct. 24, 1992.
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Born in Scranton on Sept. 9, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Olechna and attended Scranton Schools. Before retirement, she was employed for over 30 years at the Petersburg Silk Mill. She was a devout Catholic, who prayed the Rosary daily and worshipped at the former Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church in South Side, currently Saint Paul of the Cross Church. She was a member of the After Fifty Club in South Side and very active in the Lutherwood Association, most recently as Treasurer. She enjoyed her family, bingo and her weekly trips to Boscov's. Mary loved to bake, cookies to cakes, her passion was sharing the goodies with others.
Mary's family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Holy Family Residence for their help, care and making Mary comfortable and "halfway to Heaven". A special thanks to Father Scott of Saint Paul of the Cross church for always bringing a smile to Mary's face.
Surviving are her children, Sandra Grimm and her husband, Richard of Dunmore; Thomas Kusy and his wife, Linda of Clarks Summit; and Linda Merkel and her husband, Chip of Harrisburg. She has seven grandchildren, Melissa Merkel of West Chester; Meghan Muller of Exton; Mark Merkel, Washington, D.C.; Brian Grimm of Philadelphia; Lauren Kusy of Hoboken, N.J.; Matthew Kusy of Highland Park, N.J.; and Ryan Kusy, a student at the University of Delaware. Mary also has two great-grandchildren, Chase Muller and Connor Gorman. She is also survived by three sisters, Stella Olechna, Anna Young and Dorothy Siekierka; and three brothers, Frank, Robert and Richard Olechna; and several nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Fritz and Wanda Lukiewski; and two brothers, Johnny and Edward Olechna.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at the Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Interment, Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Maloney Lounge at the Holy Family Residence. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.vanstonandjames.com. Arrangements are entrusted to and under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash Street, Scranton.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 16, 2012