Gladys W. Exeter, 82, of Moosic, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 19th at her home after a long illness surrounded by her loving family. We have lost a beautiful person—truly a one–in-a-million lady.
Born November 14th, 1933 in Maplewood, daughter of the late Albin R. and Florence Chapman Whitaker, Gladys was educated in Moosic schools, graduating Class of ’51. She enjoyed serving on the committee for the annual class reunions each September. She was a member of the Moosic United Methodist Church. Her passion was playing cards every Friday night with a group of friends for the past 45+ years and playing Yahtzee with anyone who would play with her. She retired from JcPenny Telemarking and enjoyed attending a monthly birthday dinner with her fellow retirees. She loved the Boston Red Sox, gardening, and prided herself on having the lushest lawn on the block. Her greatest pride and joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was excited to recently learn she would soon have two more great-grandchildren this coming October. She actively participated in the Moosic Senior Center and South Side Senior Center making many forever friends.
Surviving is her husband of 61 years, Stanley residing at Gino Merli Veterans Center; two sons, Mark Exeter and companion MaryAnne Jordan of Eureka, AK; Stan Exeter and his wife Laurie of Royersford, PA; daughters, Jane Sterling, Moosic and MaryEllen Gray and companion Tom Gervasi, Moosic; sister Ellen Wilson, Moosic; nine grandchildren Amy D’Aguiar, Eugene (Buddy) Prusinski, Sarah Miles, Brian (Fred) Gray, Shannon Exeter, Rebecca Butler, Stephen Exeter, Sam Exeter and Max Exeter; and four great grandchildren Amanda Morrow, Charly D’Aguiar, Cecelia Butler and Jacob Butler, plus many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son Stephen, sister Mildred “Trudy” Monk and three brothers Willard “Buck” Whitaker, Richard “Dick” Whitaker, and David Whitaker.
A special thank you to the nurses and aids of Erwine Home Health and Hospice. Their thoughtfulness and sincere concern for Gladys’ comfort and well-being in her last hours was above reproach. We are truly grateful for their expert and professional services.
The family requests your attendance at a Celebration of Life Service to be held on Wednesday, March 30th at 11:00am at the New Hope Church, 4949 Birney Ave, Moosic, conducted by Pastor Steve Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Moosic Senior Center, 310 Hamilton St., Moosic, PA 18507 or to the South Side Senior Center, 425 Alder St., Scranton, PA 18505.
Arrangements are by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc. 255 McAlpine St. Duryea.