Ruth Burton, who resided in the Notch section of North Scranton, returned home to her heavenly Father early Monday morning, surrounded by her loving family. She was blessed to have just celebrated her 90th birthday on Friday, May 17. Her husband of 45 years, James, preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1987.
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Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Beryl Baker Cusick. Educated in the Scranton public schools, she graduated from Scranton Central High School. She was employed at Powers Dept. Store until its closing; and later retired from the Globe Store. Ruth was a lifelong member of Mary Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church.
Ruth's greatest joy was the love she had for her family. She was a great cook and baker and she looked forward to her Sunday night gatherings with her whole family.
The family would like to thank Hospice Home Health Care professionals, especially Dawn, Amy, Sharman and Ali, who cared for her with love and compassion.
Surviving, all of Scranton, are a son, James and wife, Paulette; a daughter, Mary Ellen Mrozek and husband, Dave; two grandsons, Mark and James Burton; two granddaughters, Mauri Walsh and husband, Robert; and Pamela Esposito and husband, Michael; six great-grandchildren, Corey, Sarah, Rachel and Andrew Walsh; Anthony and Michael Esposito.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Martha Karen; a great-grandson, David Paul Walsh; two brothers, John and Gerard Cusick; and a sister, Louise DuBois.
The funeral will be Thursday with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, 320 William St., Scranton.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Knight-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 323 William St., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Ruth's name may be made to Mary Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton, PA 18509.
Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home
323 William St
Scranton, PA 18508
Published in Scranton Times on May 21, 2013