November 23, 2011
Arvilla "Billie" Zosh, age 102, of Lake Township, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at home. Mrs. Zosh was born January 25, 1909, in Kingston, and was the daughter of the late Harry and Amy Swan Kessler. She attended Kingston Elementary School and resided in Levittown for 21 years prior to moving to Lake Township in 1972. Her husband, Andrew J. Zosh, died in 1978. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Claude H. Kessler and a sister, Marie Smock. Avrilla is survived by her children, Andrew J. Zosh, Jr. of Fairless Hills; Marie Dapp and her husband Robert of Fort Pirece, Fla.; Lois Lavelle and her husband William of Lake Township; and Claudia Zosh with whom she resided.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren and close family friend, Ray Wodock of Lehman. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 7 118, Pikes Creek with the Rev. Kenneth Brown of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Pikes Creek officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday. The family wants to extend a special thank-you to the wonderful care and comfort given to their mother by the staff of hospice including Mary Ann, Sue, Rebecca, and Marty. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Nov. 25, 2011