Mary Jane Wrubel
April 15, 2018
Mary Jane Wrubel, 92, of Duryea, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Wesley Village Nursing Home, Pittston, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Pittston Twp. on Nov. 25, 1925, and was the daughter of the late Jesse and Kathyrn Flannery Miller.
Mary Jane was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. She attended Pittston Twp. schools.
During World War II, she was employed by Independent Explosives and made munitions for the war effort.
Mary Jane started a family with her late husband, John Wrubel, who passed away in May 1986. After raising her family she went back to work as a self-employed cleaning lady. She worked for St. Mary’s Parochial School; Dairy Dan Ice Cream, Dupont; and various private residences.
Devoted to her family, Mary Jane was the quintessential nurturer, homemaker and caregiver. She took great joy in serving her family from a place of love and will forever be remembered for her caring ways.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Brian; grandchildren, Scott and Shawn Ziobro and Jazmyn Wrubel; brother, Jesse Miller Jr.; and sister, Kathyrn Wruble.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Ziobro and her husband, Leonard, Moosic; sons, John Wrubel and his wife, Therese, Avoca; George Wrubel, Blakely; and Richard Wrubel, Old Forge; daughter-in-law, Jacki Wrubel; and brothers, Jack and his wife, Dolores Miller, Suscon; and George Miller, Plains Twp. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Sherry Sharp, Dr. Lisa Tricarico, Kelli Kowalczyk, Jonathan Wrubel, Jennifer Vitali, Christopher Wrubel, Brittany Wrubel and Dylan Wrubel; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary Jane’s family would like to thank Dr. Jim Tricarico for his many years of special care of Gram, and to the many nurses and staff at Wesley Village who took care of her for the last six years, especially her favorite nurse, Lori.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladicka officiating.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Thursday.
Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, PA 18641; the Pennsylvania Special Olympics, 1133 19th St. NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20036-3604; or to the American SIDS Institute at sids.org.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 Mcalpine St., Duryea.
Condolences may be made at www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.