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Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Clark


1952 - 2020
Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Clark Obituary

Ms. Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Clark, 68, of Pittston, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the home of her sister, Patricia Clark-Varga in Akron, Ohio, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

Ms. Clark was born in Pittston on Aug. 16, 1952. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sophia Rostkowski Clark. Betsy graduated from Holy Rosary Parochial School in 1966 and from Pittston Area High School in 1970. In 1974 she graduated from Misericordia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. In 1987 Betsy received her nursing degree from Geisinger Wyoming Valley School of Nursing and became licensed as a registered nurse.

After college, Betsy worked for Komensky's Market in Duryea and was a volunteer member of the Germania Hose Company. From 1976 to 1984, she volunteered as a certified EMT for the Duryea Ambulance Association. From 1984 to 2010, Betsy was a certified paramedic for the North Region Paramedics Unit Medic 303 in Pittston. As one of the founding members of Medic 303, and one of the first female paramedics, Betsy put forth her very best to care for her patients.

Before retiring in 2015, Betsy was employed by Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton as a staff nurse, first in the emergency room and then in intensive care.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Pittston.

Betsy is survived by her sister, Patricia Clark-Varga and husband, Ted Varga, of Akron, Ohio; along with her nephew and godson, David Varga and wife, Rebecca, together with their children, Maria, Theresa, Judd, Justin and Colette, of Euclid, Ohio.

A viewing will be on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston, with the Rev. Joseph Elston officiating. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church the morning of the funeral. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea.

To leave an online condolence for Betsy's family, please visit the funeral home website, www.piontekfuner

alhome.com.


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