Agnes Mary Laputka, 91, of Hazleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday.
Born in Hazleton, Agnes was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Dulina) Petro. She married the love of her life, George Laputka Sr., in 1945.
Surviving are their three children, George Laputka Jr. and wife Barbara, of Drums; daughter Mary Culkin and husband Michael, of Mountain Top; and Mark Laputka and wife Lee Ann, of Hazleton. Agnes had five granddaughters, whom she helped to raise, and instilled values such as love of God, faith and compassion for others. Their families are Melanie Laputka, Katie Laputka, Elizabeth Herzing and husband Andrew, Maura Culkin and fiancé Shawn Skelton, and Megan Culkin.
The viewing will be held from McCune's Funeral home in Mountain Top today. Visitors may call 6 to 8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church on Route 309 in Mountain Top. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude's building fund or a