Gertrude R. (Stasiak) Kilvitis, 80, of Avoca, passed away at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, on Tuesday, December 2, 2008.
Born in Scranton, March 1, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Jean Stasiak, and step-father Valentine Loyek. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. Gertrude was a 1946 Graduate of Scranton Tech High School, graduating as Salutatorian. After graduation she was employed by Phillips Wholesale Jewelers, Scranton.
She then became a mother and homemaker; she enjoyed bingo, quilting, and trips to Atlantic City. Gertrude was a very good baker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Gertrude is survived by her husband of 53 years, Arthur; son Richard and his wife, Mary Kilvitis, Avoca; daughters Barbara, wife of Kenneth May, Taylor, and Lori, wife of David McAndrew, Duryea; brothers Henry Stasiak, Taylor, and Thomas Loyek, Scranton; grandchildren Stephanie Kilvitis, Millersville, Pa, and Kyle May, Taylor; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. Fr. Joseph Kakareka will conduct services.
Friends may call Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.