Mary Jane Wrubel

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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

Ar­range­ments are made by Kiesinger Fu­neral Ser­vices Inc., 255 Mcalpine St., Duryea.

Con­do­lences may be made at www.kiesinger­fu­ner­alser­

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