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Mary Elizabeth ((Jackson)) Wilk

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Mary Elizabeth (Jackson) Wilk, 90, of Avoca, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Commonwealth Hospice, Regional Hospital, Scranton.

She was born in Avoca on Oct. 10, 1922, a daughter of the late Henry and Julia Jackson.

Mary was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish (Ss. Peter and Paul Church), Avoca. She attended St. Mary's Parochial School and was a graduate of Duryea High School.

She retired after 40 years of employment from the Old Forge Lamp and Shade Factory, Old Forge. After retirement, Mary enjoyed reading books and loved to be with her family and friends, especially with her beloved dog, Walter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Wilk, who died in 1977; her daughter, Mary Wilk Houston; and sisters, Betty Nixon, Theresa Williams and Gert James.

She is survived by her son, Frank and his wife, Donna, Glendale; her brother, John and his wife, Barbara, Maryland; her son-in-law, Earl Houston, Avoca; grandchildren, Brian Houston and his wife, Jennifer, and Francis Paul Wilk; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Zachary and Benjamin Houston; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca. Father Phillip Sladicka will officiate. Friends may call 8:30 a.m. until services. Interment will be at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.

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Published in Times Leader from July 10 to July 11, 2013
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