Frances T. Svetz, of Bear Creek and formerly of Wappinger Falls, N.Y., died Wednesday at Manor Care, Kingston.
She was born in New York City on Dec. 26, 1929, daughter to the late Stephen and Mary (Morafchik) Holub.
Frances graduated from Weehawken High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in nursing at Columbia University, N.Y. Frances also achieved a diploma and certification as a registered nurse anesthetist from New York-Cornell Medical Center and her master's degree in nursing education, Teachers College, Columbia University, N.Y.
Frances was employed as a nurse anesthetist for VMAC in New York and also freelanced in Everett, Wash. She retired holding the position of associate chief, nursing service for education for the Veterans Hospital in Castle Point, N.Y.
Frances enjoyed swimming, gourmet cooking and reading books. She was a member of NARFE, Chapter 302, Wilkes-Barre.
Preceding her in death was her brother, Stephen Holub Jr.
Surviving is her husband, Joseph Svetz, Bear Creek; sister-in-law, Noel Holub, Fort Worth, Texas; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services for Frances will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Bear Creek, with the Rev. William J. Karle officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, Wilkes-Barre, or the Pro-Life Center, Wyoming Valley Chapter, 31 Hanover St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
George A Strish Inc Funeral Home
105 N Main St Ashley, PA 18706
Published in Times Leader on June 28, 2013