Lillian J. Bushta, 80, a lifelong Archbald resident, died Sunday in Mercy Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Francis "Skippy" Bushta. They celebrated 57 years of marriage on Sept. 26.
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Born in Archbald, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Rusiniak Dubee and graduated from Archbald High School, class of 1949. She received an associate degree from Keystone College. She was employed for 10 years as a medical secretary for Dr. C. Henry Jones in his ophthalmology office in Scranton. She was a member of Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Jessup, and its St. Mary's Guild and was a CCD teacher for 20 years.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed traveling, shopping, camping and crocheting and would always brighten a room with her beautiful smile and sparkling eyes.
Lillian's family would like to thank all the doctors and the staff of Mercy Hospital Special Care and the ICU for their kindness and wonderful care.
Also surviving are her four children, Laurie Kelly, Archbald; Nancy Kotcho and husband, Joseph, Jermyn; Dr. John F. Bushta and wife, Colleen, Archbald; and Julie Kissell and husband, David, Eynon; 13 grandchildren, Jimmy, Abby and Katie Kelly; Katrina, Emily, Camille, Victoria and Luke Kotcho; Kylee, Cory and Carson Bushta; and Max and Hunter Kissell; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dr. Patrick J. Kelly.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup, with Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 9:30 in Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, First Avenue, Jessup. Interment, parish cemetery, Jessup.
Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.. Parastas will be held at 7.
Published in Scranton Times on May 3, 2011