TUNKHANNOCK — Julia M. (Ciprich) Wiernusz, 92, of Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Edmund, on April 8, 1998.
She was born in Laceyville on Aug. 16, 1921, daughter of the late Ignatz and Frances Kuffa Ciprich. She was a graduate of Laceyville High School 1939. She was a loving mother who opened her home not only to her family but extended family and friends. Her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Nativity B.V.M. Church and the Nativity Altar and Rosary Society.
She was preceded in death by brothers John, Joseph, Ignatius, George and Michael; and sisters Anna Kirk and Helen Quinn.
Surviving are her sons, Ron Wiernusz of Kingston; and John "Yogi" and his wife, Joanne Wiernusz, of Lansdale; and daughters, Fran Wiernusz of Old Forge, and Nancy and her husband, Harry Hutch, of Tunkhannock; sister Betty Lombard, of Hollywood, Fla.; grandchildren, Lisa and husband Robert Wormuth; Douglas and wife Fran VanVolkinburg; Adam and wife Tiffany Wiernusz; Linnzi and husband Tim D'Lauro; Ben and wife Rachel Wiernusz; Alison and husband Alex Russin; Tyler Wiernusz, Morgan Wiernusz, Madison Wiernusz, Brandon Wiernusz; great-grandchildren, Robert and Matthew Wormuth, Brett and Cameron Wiernusz, Jack and Sam D'Lauro, Luke Wiernusz, and her namesake, Julia Russin.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Nativity B.V.M Church, Tunkhannock. Interment will be in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends and family may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Nativity B.V.M. Church, 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
For directions and on line condolences, please visit www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.