Lillian E. Marselles, of Hanover Green, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at home.
Born in Nanticoke on May 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lille Oliver Scholl.
She married the love of her life, Eugene Marselles, on Oct. 22, 1949 and celebrated 63 years of marriage. Lillian was employed over the years at Hess & Goldsmith and Eberhard Faber, but her main and most important career was that of a devoted wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma.
Lillian was a lifelong member of the First English Baptist Church, Nanticoke, where she served as a deaconess for many years. She attended school in Nanticoke. She was an excellent baker and her pineapple squares were out of this world!
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, on Feb. 7, 2013; infant son, Daniel; brothers, Charles, Harry, Albert and Thomas; sisters Elizabeth Gwiazdowski, Edith Brunn, Mabel Savakinas and Catherine Ponko; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Surviving are sons, Richard and his wife, Rose Marie, Laflin; Eugene and his wife, Jeannie, Jenkins Township; David and his wife, Susan, Whitehall; grandchildren, Maryann, Laflin; Victoria Rolinc and her husband, John, Bloomsburg; April Bunje and her husband, Brian, Pocono Summit; David and Jessica, Whitehall; great-grandchildren, Liam, Abigale and Connor Bunje; sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Leo Sawicki, Hunlock Creek; nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Ken Turley officiating. Entombment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.
The family wishes to thank Donna, Chris and the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate and loving care they provided to Lillian, as well as caregivers Dali, Kathy and Roxanne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Care & Concern Ministries, St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640 or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Kearney Funeral Home, Inc.
173 E. Green Street Nanticoke, PA 18634
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 18, 2013