Laurie Ann Schuler Cusick, 40, formerly of Dickson City, died Thursday evening. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Cusick. Wed on April 12, 1997, the couple was married for 13 years.
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Born in New Brunswick, N.J., on Aug. 4, 1970, daughter of Linda Pendergraft Shafer and husband Jack, of Jefferson Twp., and Robert Schuler and wife, Kim, of Old Bridge, N.J., Laurie graduated from East Brunswick Vocational School before attending Middlesex County College. She was the owner of the Lollipop Lane, a children's boutique located in Olyphant, where her creativity and artistic talents were always on display in her merchandise. She was also a devoted member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in South Abington Twp. A loving mother and a member of the Mom Pack, her children meant the world to her. She will be forever missed. The family would like to thank the staff of the Lehigh Valley Hospital for the amazing level of care given to Laurie during her stay.
She is also survived by a daughter, Amanda Cusick; two sons, C.J. and Oswald Crespo; a brother, Robert Schuler and wife, Donna, New York City; a sister, Rebecca Nelson and husband, Keith, Moscow; a grandmother, Donna Pendergraft, Pittsburgh; and in-laws, William and Peggy Jennings Cusick, Scranton; a sister-in-law, Kelly Cusick, Scranton; a brother-in-law, Tim Cusick, New York City; and aunts and uncles. She was recently preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Rachel Marie Cusick, on Aug. 21.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date in the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Morgan Highway, South Abington Twp. Private interment will be held Friday in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 26, 2010