Marie Lauck, 94, of West Pittston, passed away on Aug. 20, 2013, at Mercy Center in Dallas.
Marie was born in Exeter on Feb. 14, 1919. She was a graduate of Exeter High School and, prior to retirement, was employed by the cigar industry in West Pittston.
She was a former member of St. Casimir's Church, Pittston, and was presently a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and its Altar and Rosary Society.
Marie was a member of the Knights of Lithuania Council 143, Pittston, and the Lithuanian Woman's Club of Luzerne County.
Marie was an original member of Meals on Wheels of Greater Pittston and served 45 years with the organization. She was presented with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award by President George W. Bush. She was also recognized in 2005 by The Times Leader for being a gracious giver and for dedicated and committed service to others. She was a Red Cross volunteer for 25 years.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Lauck, in 1990; her parents; her brothers Pete, Tony, George, Clem and her twin, Joseph; and sisters, Dinah, Mildred and Julia.
She is survived by daughters, Mary and her husband, John Metz, Harveys Lake, and Anne Powers, West Pittston; sons, Paul and his wife, Connie, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Robert and his wife, Rachel, Bloomsburg; grandchildren, Emily, Sara and Chris Walla, Melanie and Rory Regan, Matthew and Jamie Powers, and Rose Marie, Samantha, Robert Jr. and Juliet Lauck; great-grandchildren, Avery and Emmitt Walla; brother Al and his wife, Angeline, Exeter; sister-in-law, Helen Parulis, Exeter; and nieces and nephews.
The family thanks and acknowledges the dedicated staff of Mercy Center, Dallas, and also Janine Messenger of Erwine Healthcare for the comfort and care they provided Marie.
The funeral will be held 9 a.m. Friday at Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Pittston. Family and friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Meals on Wheels of Greater Pittston, 59 S. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640; or to Mercy Center, 301 Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612.
Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home
134 Church St Pittston, PA 18640
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 21, 2013