May 1, 2012
Mrs. Patricia (Patsy) T. Reese, 80, of Chester Street, Kingston, died on Tuesday morning, May 1, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of John G. Reese for the past 59 years. Patsy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and was deeply loved by her entire family. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy (Day) Tosh. She graduated from Meyers High School, class of 1948, and was the head majorette. Patsy had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre, and was a retired teaching aide from Wyoming Valley West Elementary School, and a counselor at the Diet Center. She was also a past member of the West Side Junior Women's Club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Jeffrey Reese, Kingston; daughters, Lynne Kravits and her husband, William, Dallas, Megan Thomas and her husband, Brian, Forty Fort; grandchildren, Lindsay (Kravits) Kurovsky, Timothy Kravits, Christopher Thomas, Amy Thomas; great-grandchild, Ella Patricia Kurovsky; sisters, Roberta Bush, Judy Mancini; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc., Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. The interment will be in the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral services Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Patricia (Patsy) Reese Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o Wilkes University, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the staff of Hospice Community Care for their extraordinary and compassionate care. We will be forever grateful.
Published in Times Leader on May 2, 2012