Rita Ciewsky Okrak died Friday morning at Abington Manor. Her husband of 57 years, John Okrak, died in October 2005.
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Born in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances Ciewsky. She attended Jessup schools and was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville. She resided most of her life in Peckville, having moved from Jessup. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Shopa-Davey VFW Post 6082.
She was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who was an avid New York Yankees fan. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
The family would like to thank Celtic Hospice and Abington Manor for their loving care.
Surviving are two sons, John M. and wife, Zayra, Woodbridge, Va.; and Robert W. and wife, Theresa, Carbondale Twp.; a daughter, Carol Williams and husband, Ernest, Peckville; six grandchildren, Ernest, Chris, Kevin, Fred, Ronald and Amber; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Monday from the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St., Peckville, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Interment will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Jessup. Friends are asked to go directly to church on Monday.
Viewing for the family will be private. For directions or online condolences, visit www.margottafuneral homes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 17, 2013