WEST PITTSTON — Mary Surack Schwartz, 89, of West Pittston, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore.
Born in Exeter, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Surack and Elizabeth Balbercak. She was a member of St. Barbara's Parish (St. Anthony's Church) in Exeter and was a graduate of Exeter High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Schwartz, in 1978, brothers Bernard, Joseph and Francis Surack.
She is survived by a son, John R., and his wife, Lois, of West Pittston; daughters, Gail and her husband, Anthony, of Pittston; Marcia and her husband, Stephen, of Old Forge; brother Robert of California, and sisters, Rosemarie of Exeter and Betty of New Jersey; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was private and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.
Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services at P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.