Mary Learn of Ransom Twp. died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was the wife of Brian A. Learn, who died in 2002.
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Born in Pittston, daughter of the late Lawrence and Antoinette Canonico Toro, she was a graduate of Pittston Area High School and was employed as a secretary for the Ransom Convalescent Home. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and helped her husband on the family's dairy farm. She was also an avid gardener and was a church organist and choir director for the Second Presbyterian Church of Pittston and the former Ransom United Methodist Church for many years. She was also a member of the Countryside Community Church, Newton Twp., formerly the Ransom United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Gail A. Learn, Peckville; son, Brian A. Jr. and daughter-in-law, Sakhone, Westminster, Md.; three brothers, Joseph Toro, Chalfont, Pa.; Peter Toro, Ransom Twp.; and Robert Toro, Colonia, N.J.; a sister, Louise Uritz, Pittston; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Kathryn Learn; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, David.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., by the Rev. Dr. J.P. Duncan, pastor. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Newton Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411; or the Penn State IFC/Pan-Hellenic Dance Marathon, 210 HUB, University Park, PA 18602, www.thon.org.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 17, 2013