Dorothy Zewan Gaetano, 95, of Clarks Green, formerly of Dunmore, died Saturday at Lackawanna Health Care Center. She was married to the late Saverio "Sam" Gaetano for 60 years.
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Born March 23, 1917, in Olyphant, daughter of the late Ignatz and Nellie Wilcha Zewan, Dorothy was a graduate of Olyphant High School and Lackawanna Business College. Before retirement in 1980, she was employed as a sewing operator in area garment industry and was a member of the Ladies Garment Workers and Amalgamated Union.
She is survived by a daughter, Marion Eagen and husband, Dr. Jeremiah W., Clarks Green; a son, Leonard Gaetano and wife, Gail, Peckville; a sister, Helen Uhrin, Dickson City; four grandchildren, Dr. Kathryn Eagen Ussai and husband, Mark, Lansdale; Jeremiah F. Eagen and wife, Dr. Tiffany Hughes, Philadelphia; Leonard Gaetano Jr. and wife, Jackie, Newton Twp.; and Sue Ann Karlavige and husband, Joseph, Peckville; and six great-grandchildren, Claire Ussai, Julia Ussai, Mark Ussai Jr., Christina Ussai, Bryne Karlavige and Timothy Karlaviage.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Regina Zewan; and a brother, Myron Zewan.
The funeral will be Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. from the Church of St. Gregory, Clarks Green, to be celebrated by the Rev. John M. Lapera, pastor, and concelebrated by Monsignor John H. Louis, pastor emeritus. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Church of St. Gregory, Clarks Green. Memorial contributions may be made to Music Ministry at Church of St. Gregory, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, PA 18411.
Arrangements are being made by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. For more information, directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.jennings calvey.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 10, 2013