Loretta Farris

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Loretta Farris, 88, formerly of Luzerne, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Wilmington, Del.

Born in Swoyersville, Loretta was a daughter of the late Stephen A. and Cecilia M. Voitek Farris.

Loretta received a bachelor's degree in library sciences from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, and a master's degree from Marywood College, Scranton.

She worked in the library services field at the Hoyt Library, Kingston; the Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre; and Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre.

Loretta was a member of the Wyoming Valley West School Board and the West Side Vocational-Technical School Board.

She was also a member of the Quota Club, Wilkes-Barre; Friends of the Hoyt Library; Slovak Heritage Society and the former Wyoming Historical and Geological Society.

She was a member of the Holy Family Parish, Luzerne.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was a brother, Robert C. Farris.

Surviving are her brother Stephen A. Farris Jr., Alexandria, Va.; several nieces and a nephew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Parish, 574 Bennett St., Luzerne. The Rev. Michael J. Zipay will officiate. Interment will be made in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Hoyt Library, Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704; or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
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Published in Times Leader on Aug. 21, 2013
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