Irene Arlene Lindner Rybitski, 75, of Hammond, N.Y., formerly of North Pocono, died Saturday at her home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of George P. "Rocco" Rybitski.
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Born Nov. 1, 1938, in Cortez, daughter of the late William and Norma Webster Lindner, she was educated in the North Pocono schools and, before relocating to New York, she was employed in real estate sales. She was previously employed in the security department at Eagle Lake and had worked in the garment industry and at local restaurants.
Irene loved to fish and was very talented at crocheting. She will be dearly missed by her loving family.
Also surviving are two daughters, Leilani Hutchins Raguckas, Taylor; and Georgina Rybitski, Hammond, N.Y.; a sister, Beverly Kopacz and husband, John, Redwood, N.Y.; a brother, Charles "Bucky" Lindner, Covington Twp.; 10 grandchildren, Douglas, Natasha, William, Duane, Ilene, Chisen, Tera, Kyra, Devante and Lashyla; brothers-in-law, Robert Rybitski and Michael Rybitski; a sister-in-law, Marianne Bryant-Rybitski; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Ilene Rybitski, in 1993; sons, William Hutchins, in 1980, and Douglas Hutchins Jr., in 2002; and a brother, William Lindner.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow.
Friends may call today, 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, 2 to 3 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o 868 Black Lake, Hammond, NY 13646. For online condolences, visit www.duffyandsnowdon.com
Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home
401 Church St Moscow, PA 18444
Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 6, 2014