Sally Ozark, 62, of Duryea, passed away on Monday, February 18th at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was born in Dupont, February 21, 1956 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Kuna) Ozark.
Sally was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, Class of 1974. As a teenager she was the very first female newspaper carrier for the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader newspaper. Sally was employed by Schott Optical, Duryea with over 44 years of employment. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing locally with several softball and bowling teams.
Sally was a very active volunteer for Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care and Animal Rescue. She was instrumental in starting the Hospice program and provided her home as a foster home for many dying and elderly pets. She was a member of the Tracey’s Hope Animal Rights Team, and worked undercover to bring many animal abusers to justice working with the Moosic police department and the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s office, saving the lives of many animals that have been abused. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend and she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her siblings; Antoinette Ozark, of Duryea, Frank Jr, and his wife Ann, of Endicott, NY, Marlene Ozark, of Allentown, Stephen, of Pittston Twp, John and his wife Kelly, of Pittston Twp. and Mark, of Pittston Twp. Also surviving are her nieces Adrienne and her husband Dan Reed, Sarah Ozark and her nephew John Ozark Jr. her aunt and uncle Charlotte and Dan Nyzio of Trumbull, CT, many cousins, and friends, and she will be sadly missed by her dogs; Bella, Mimi, and Reagan.
Sally’s family would like to thank the physicians and nursing staff, especially Lena and Ray, of the ICU unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton for their kindness, compassion and excellent care.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at Queen of The Apostles Parish, Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating and Fr. Joseph Kearney co-officiant. Friends may call on Friday evening February 22, from 5-8pm. Interment will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tracey’s Hope Hospice and Animal Rescue, 113 Foote Ave., Duryea, PA 18642.