Rose Ludzia

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Dec. 23, 2012

Rose Ludzia, 87, of Pittston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

She and her husband, John S. Ludzia, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 16, 2012.

Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Sendor Baron. She was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School. Prior to retirement, she worked in the garment industry at several locations.

She was a former member of St. Joseph's Church, Port Griffith. Rose was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston; its Altar & Rosary Society; the Liturgical Commissions and the church choir.

She was known by many as the pierogi maker for the church bazaars. She was also a member of the ILGWU.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Rose was the "rock" to her family and will be missed by those who were blessed to know and love her.

In addition to her husband, Rose is survived by her son, Peter Ludzia, and his wife, Judy, Atco, N.J.; her daughter, Mary Baro, Reading; her sister, Helen Stegura, Port Griffith; six grandchildren, Jennifer Leininger; Allison DeAngelis; Nicholas, Vince, Melissa and Rebecca Baro; one great- grandson, Benjamin; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Baron, and two sisters, Vernie Gayoski and Pauline Bernakus.

The funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Care and Concern Ministries, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.

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Published in Times Leader on Dec. 24, 2012