Deborah Ann Patronick, 57, of Wilkes-Barre, entered into her eternal life on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 2, 1955, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Sophia Palka Dudick. She grew up in the Wilkes-Barre and Hanover areas and was a graduate of Hanover High School, Class of 1974. After graduation, Deborah started to work in the Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Over the years, she continued her education and became a certified nurses aide. She worked for Mercy Hospital for 13 years until she became ill.
Deborah still continued with her life. She enjoyed playing seven-card poker with her family. She loved to go to flea markets and go antiquing on weekends. When she was well, she enjoyed going on family trips, especially to Cancun.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving is her husband of 22 years, Ken Patronick, at home; daughter, Jackie Nickol, Sugar Notch; brothers, Hank Dudick, Nevada, Richard Dudick and his wife, Lauren, Hudson, Edward Dudick and his wife, Ann, Wilkes-Barre, Robert Dudick and his wife, Ellen, Nanticoke; nieces, nephews and great-nieces; her Pomeranian, Levon.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township. A blessing service will be at 9:30 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Dennis Gray, pastor of the Wyoming Avenue Christian Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Condolences to the family and directions to the services can be accessed at www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on May 9, 2013