Jamie Terpak, 32, of Moosic, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018, at her home. She was born the daughter of Deborah Terpak and the late James L. “Terp” Terpak of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and was a 2004 graduate of James M. Coughlin High School. Post-graduation, Jamie worked for Pen Fern Oil before joining the team at the Vantage Trust Federal Credit Union, where she spent ten years surrounded by co-workers she considered family.
She is survived by her mother, Deb; beloved step-father, Jim Collins; maternal grandmother, Ida Neyhart; sisters, Amanda, Ashley, and Julia; nieces and nephews whom she spoiled relentlessly. She is also survived by remarkable friends she adored to have in her life; her loving cats, Beezle, Ginger, and Max; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Though her life was tragically cut short, Jamie’s devotion to her family and friends will always resonate in their hearts, as will her endless sense of humor. Jamie loved video games and card games and was known by her sisters as being the queen of one-line comebacks. At heart, she enjoyed the simple things in life and getting to spend time around those she loved most. Her family and friends came first; Jamie would go above and beyond to put a smile on the face of her loved ones and was selfless in her loyalty towards them. Jamie was one of a kind, and it was only with her passing that we realize the magnitude of the impact she had on our lives. With her departure, she takes a large part of us with her.
Keeping in touch with Jamie’s fun-loving personality, rather than a traditional funeral service, the family will be hosting a memorial on Sunday, December 16th 2018, at the Dupont Hose Company, 308 Main Street, Dupont from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. Following services at 2:30 p.m., the family welcomes her friends to share any thoughts and memories. The family offers food, beverages, and a warm welcome to those able to join in celebrating the life of the beautiful soul lost this year. Jamie’s closest family and friends want to take a moment to reach out to those who also may be contemplating suicide. You are loved. You matter. Regardless of what is going on in your life, there are people that are willing to listen, help, and get you through your darkest hour. You are worth it. If you do not have anyone you are comfortable confiding in, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 before making what is a permanent decision, and one that will forever crush those you love and leave behind. Jamie’s life may have been spared had she understood she was worth far more than the heartbreak that caused her to end it.