Iona Davis O'Connor, 87, of Blakely, died Wednesday night at Lackawanna Healthcare Center, Olyphant. She is the widow of John R. O'Connor, who died in 1994. The couple was married 19 years.
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Born in Scranton, the daughter of the late John F. and Maria J. Petritis Davis, she was a graduate of Marywood Seminary and Drexel University. Iona was a volunteer at the former Hahnemann Hospital and Telespond. She served as secretary to the board of the Visiting Nurses and the Pennsylvania Blind Association. She was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Scranton.
Iona was a lover of all music, and even into her older years, loved to sing along with movies and records. She loved a good laugh with friends and family. She met the many challenges that were given her with strength and fortitude. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.
The family would like to express special thanks to the nurses and aides in the C2 section of the Lackawanna Healthcare Center and the loving caring of the Sacred Heart Hospice.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Constantine Schair, New York; a stepdaughter, Maureen McDonough, Maryland; a stepson, William O'Connor, Montdale; two sisters, Cassie J. Carros, Clarks Summit; and Dorothera Hoimes, Bethlehem; a brother, Milton J. Davis, Florida; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; friends and blessed guardians, Edward and Beverly Goldovich.
She was also preceded in death by a stepson, John O'Connor; and a sister, Demitra Stevens.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 505 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, by the Rev. Father Konstantine Eleftherakis, pastor. Interment will be private next to her husband in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
A visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes, 602 Birch St., Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lackawanna Blind Association, 228 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18503, 342-7613; or the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at the address above.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.strauchfu neralhomes.com.
Strauch Funeral Home
602 Birch Street
Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on July 6, 2013