Mary Ann DeRoss(1928 - 2013)

Mary Ann DeRoss, 84, of Honesdale, died on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at her granddaughters home in Waymart where she was being cared for.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph DeRoss on May 24, 1970.

Born June 3, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Rose Wierciszewski Malanowski.

Before retiring, Mary worked at Katz Underwear Factory where she was an examiner. Following her retirement, she took on the full time job of raising her grandchildren.

She was a faithful member of the Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Honesdale. She spent a lot of time praying and reading her Bible and borrowing her family members when she wore her Bible out.

She is survived by her sons Theodore, Ralph and Chester DeRoss of Honesdale; a sister Genevieve Szpakowicz of Port Jervis, NY; grandchildren Jennifer DeRoss of Waymart, Chester DeRoss of Honesdale, Jessica Tuttle of Waymart, Jeffrey DeRoss of Honesdale, Cassandra and Cristine DeRoss of Honesdale; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister Irene Malanowski.

Funeral services will be held today at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale at 11 am.

Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Honesdale.

Friends may visit Tuesday from 10 to service time.


Memorial contributions can be made to Wayne Memorial Hospice, 601 Park St. Honesdale, PA 18431.

Funeral Home

Hessling Funeral Home
428 Main Street Honesdale, PA 18431
(570) 253-1190

Published in Wayne Independent on Mar. 19, 2013