Deborah Sickler, 67, of Taylor, passed away on Wednesday, April 4th at her home. She was born in College Point NY, September 25th, 1950 and was the daughter of the late John “Jack” Emlaw and Mary Kurutz Emlaw.
Deborah was a 1967 graduate of Pittston Area High School. She was employed by Topps Chewing Gum, Duryea for over 28 years and retired from Preferred Meals, Moosic. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sickler, who passed away January 29, 2000; her sister, Patricia Emlaw; and her brother, Michael “Happy Jack” Emlaw.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Mulrooney and her husband Eric of Old Forge, Robert Paul Sickler II and Derek John Sickler, both of Taylor, and Margaret Kelly Sickler of Scranton. Also surviving are her six grandchildren, Ethan, Tyler and Alexa Mulrooney, Katelyn and Robert Sickler III, and Kamdyn Okrah; her sisters Janice Emlaw of Old Forge and Jacqueline Emlaw of Myrtle Beach; and many nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian will be held on Monday, April 9th at 9:00am at Prince of Peace Parish Church, 123 W. Grace St., Old Forge with Fr. August A. Ricciardi officiating. Friends may call on Sunday, April 8th from 1pm-4pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Interment will be held at the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for services. There will be no procession from funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 332 Wheeler Ave., Scranton, PA or to Autism Research Institute, 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116.