Mary Elizabeth Davis Youngblood, 91, of North Penn Manor in Wilkes-Barre and a long time resident of Kingston, passed away peacefully on Saturday at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre.
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She was born Oct. 25, 1921 in Kingston, a daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Stanford Davis.
Mary was a 1939 graduate of GAR Memorial High School. As a young woman she worked at Wilkes-Barre Lace Manufacturing and later at the Wyoming Valley West High School cafeteria.
Mary enjoyed volunteering and received the Presidential Call to Service Award for donating over 4,000 hours of her time to the Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, the F. M. Kirby Center, the West Side Senior Center, and the Commission on Economic Opportunity, and received a 20 year service award from RSVP. Mary also enjoyed gardening and earned numerous ribbons for her roses at the Luzerne County Fair.
Mary was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church. She was previously a member of the St. Ignatius Altar and Rosary Society, the West Side Flower Club, the Glenn Miller Society, and the Deborah Hospital Chapter, as well as other organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas R. Youngblood in 1985. Also preceding her in death were sister Lenore Conniff and brothers Daniel and Norman Davis.
Surviving are her daughters Ruth Becker and husband Wayne, York, and Nancy Kelly and husband Michael, Luzerne; sons Thomas W. and wife Frances, Wilkes-Barre, and Bernard and wife Sharon, Kingston; grandchildren Thomas S. Youngblood and wife Becky, West Chester, Steve Youngblood, Kingston, Brian Becker and wife Natalie, York, Andrea Masciocchi and husband Chris, Greencastle, Erica Flaherty and husband Tom, Kingston, and Sean Orlowski and wife Becky, Swoyersville; seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary's children would like to thank the staffs at both North Penn Manor and Riverstreet Manor for the kindness they showed toward their mother.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Maher-Collins Funeral Home, 360 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. in St. Ignatius Loyola Church. Interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the time of the service Wednesday. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to a
. Condolences can be sent to the family at: www.maher-collins.com.
Published in Times Leader on July 1, 2013