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Ann Allardyce Baclasky

Ann Allardyce Baclasky, 79, of Avoca, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2016 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was born in Avoca, June 13, 1937 and was the daughter of the late James and Margaret “Peg” (Clifford) Allardyce.

Ann was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. She was a graduate of Avoca High School and The Lackawanna Business College. Ann was employed by Bell Telephone, and retired from the Avoca Borough where she served as Secretary for several years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William “Bucky” Baclasky, who died on May 14th, 2015 and her son, Jimmy.

She is survived by her children, William and wife, Louise Baclasky, Somers Point, NJ; Cathy and husband, Joseph Renzi, Old Forge; Janice and husband, Stan Waleski; Judy and Gus Turonis; Mark Baclasky; Michael and wife, Joleen Baclasky, all of Avoca; and Marybeth and husband, Jason Dongas of Wilkes-Barre. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Krista and husband, Dino Galella, Mountaintop; Matthew and wife, Kelsey Renzi, Old Forge; John Patrick, Elizabeth, and Hannah Waleski; Gus and Kyle Turonis; Michael and Morgan Baclasky, all of Avoca; Joey Baclasky, Somers Point, NJ; and Max Dongas, Wilkes-Barre; three great-grandchildren, Chase and Bo Galella of Mountain Top and Adeline Renzi, Old Forge. Also surviving are her brothers, Gerald and his wife, Helen “Nellie” Allardyce of Avoca and James and wife, Nancy Allardyce of Avoca and several nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 18th at 10:00am at Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Philllip Sladicka officiating. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the church. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Friends may call on Monday evening, October 17th from 4-7pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, PA. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donors choice.

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