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2016

Kuruts, Dorothy

Lowry, Elizabeth "Betty"

Pasternak, Emily B., Sr.

Kubus, George W., Sr.

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Kuruts, Dorothy  February 6, 2016 [click here to email online condolence]

Dorothy Kuruts, 90, of Forest City, died Saturday morning at the Forest City Nursing Center.

Born March 6, 1925, in Forest City, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Susan Yuskanic Kuruts. Dorthy was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. Prior to retirement she worked for the Office of Dependency Benefits, New Jersey. She was a resident at William Penn Apartments in Forest City for the last 13 years. Dorothy enjoyed bowling and rollerskating in her youth. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by a sister Marian Vozel and husband Butch, Browndale and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers Joseph, Sylvester, Michael, James, Edward, and John; and a sister Claire Fitzsimmons.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10 am in St. Joseph's Church, Forest City. Viewing will be Monday from 5-7 pm in the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City and on Tuesday from 9:30 am until mass time at the church. Interment in St. Agnes Cemetery, Forest City.

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Lowry, Elizabeth "Betty"  January 25, 2016 [click here to email online condolence]

Betty Lowry, 88, formerly of Forest City, died Monday morning at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY. Her husband Jim Lowry died in 2010.

Born June 25, 1927, in Browndale, daughter of the late Anthony “Peter” and Mary Mihelc Zenewicz. Prior to retirement Betty worked at Ames Shower Curtain Factory. She was a member of the Centennial United Methodist Church, Forest City. She was previously a Poll Officer for Elections in Forest City. She enjoyed going to the races with her husband. Betty always enjoyed her music and dancing. She loved her life and her family, and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are a son Bob Lowry and wife Rita, Browndale, two daughters Debbie Thompson-Lockett and husband Philip, Binghamton and Carla Lowry, Forest City; a son-in-law Bob Trusky; a sister Cookie Payne and husband Paul; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by a daughter Teri Trusky and a sister Rita Dottle.

Funeral service will be Thursday at 7pm in the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City. Viewing will be Thursday from 4-7pm. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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Pasternak, Emily B.  January 12, 2016 [click here to email online condolence]

Emily B. Pasternak, 87, formerly of Pleasant Mount, died Tuesday morning at Above and Beyond Personal Care Home, Allentown. Her husband Thomas Pasternak died in 1996.

Born March 16, 1928 in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Agnes Turon Burnelko. She was a member of St. James Church. She was a bookkeeper and a former employee for Endicott Johnson. Prior to retirement, Emily and her husband were the proprietors of the Elmwood Inn in Poyntelle. She enjoyed cooking and baking and helped make pierogies at the church. Emily also liked to travel. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are a daughter Joan Pasternak Metzger and husband Michael, Bethlehem; a son Thomas Pasternak and wife Mary Ann, Pleasant Mount; four grandchildren Elizabeth, Colleen, James, and Michael; several nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by a sister Stella Stanislowski and a brother Stephen Burnelko.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday at 11 am in St. James Church, Pleasant Mount. Viewing will be Monday from 9:30 - 10:30am in the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City. Interment in St. James Cemetery.

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Kubus, George W., Sr.  January 5, 2016 [click here to email online condolence]

George W. Kubus, Sr., 81, of Pleasant Mount, died Tuesday afternoon at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 59 years is the former Regina Trusky. They were married on September 22, 1956.

Born May 31, 1934 in Uniondale, he is the son of the late Walter and Matilda “Eva” Gordon Kubus. He was an Army veteran, serving in Germany and prior to retirement he worked in construction. George was an avid hunter and fisherman and he also enjoyed flower gardening. His greatest joys were spending time with his grandchildren.

Also surviving are four children, Kathy Stanziale and husband Paul, Kingston; Gail Marzolino, Dunmore; George Kubus and wife Patricia, Mayfield; Georgette Coolican, Pleasant Mount; four grand daughters, Meghan, Stephanie, Ali, and Grace; a grandson Joshua; 2 great grandsons, James and Asher, several nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Bill and two sisters, Romayne Piwowarczyk and Vickie Fortuner; and a grand daughter Amanda.

Cremation is through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City. Memorial service is private.

Memorial contributions can made in George's name to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, www.hospicesacredheart.org

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