Patricia Elizabeth (Wood) Marx, RN, 60, of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday at home. She was the wife of Dr. David E. Marx. The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on Feb. 17, 2013.
Born March 24, 1953, in Norristown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Janet (Brooks) Wood. She lived in Clarks Summit since 1993.
She received her Bachelor of Science in psychology and religious studies from Marywood University. She received her master's degree in nursing from Binghamton University and continued her education, receiving her master's degree in theology from the University of Scranton.
Before her illness, she was a registered nurse with Traditional Home Health and Hospice, Dunmore. She also was a part-time faculty member at Penn State University, Worthington Scranton Campus, Dunmore, where she taught nursing for more than 12 years. Pat formerly was a registered nurse at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
She was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, and its Women's Guild. She previously served as director of religious education for several years. As a dedicated caregiver, she was a member of several professional organizations, including the Jesuit Honor Society and National Society of Honors in Nursing.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Wood, who died in 1997.
In addition to her husband, also surviving are two sons, Joshua Yoder and wife, Maryellen, Cary, N.C., and David Yoder and wife, Christine, Norwalk, Conn.; three daughters, Susan Jones and husband, Harold "Hodge," Cherry Hill, N.J., Bethany Benko and husband, Bernard, Archbald, and Kathleen Yoder, Baltimore; eight grandchildren, Nathan Kupus, Sarah and Hannah Benko, Morgan, Christian and William Jones, and Quinn and Nora Yoder; sister, Janet Leonard and husband, Donald, Kansas City, Kan.; sister-in-law, Lorraine Wood, Chapel Hill, N.C.
The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Msgr. John J. Bendik and concelebrant Msgr. James J. McGarry. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Traditional Home Health and Hospice, 113 W. Drinker St., Dunmore, PA 18512.
For more information, directions or to send an online condolence, please visit www.jenningscalvey.com.
Jennings Calvey Funeral Home
111 Coburn Avenue Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Times Leader on May 10, 2013