Mary Ryzner, 81, of Duryea, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She was born in Dupont on August 31, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Prebish) Pearage.
Mary was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Dupont High School. After high school, she attended beauty school and eventually retired from the local garment industry. She worked as a self-employed hairstylist out of her home for many years.
Mary was known to all as a selfless, caring, generous, and faithful person. Mary’s priorities were always her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She spent many years in California, Minnesota, Virginia, Florida and Pennsylvania raising her grandchildren and grea-grandchildren. Her children would like her nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters and loving friends to know how much she loved you all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Kay Ryzner and her siblings Michael Pearage, Joseph Pearage, Joan Bryk, and John Pearage.
She is survived by her children; Donna Ryzner Farrugia and her husband Jeff of Sonoma, CA, Robert Ryzner, Jr. and his wife Tina of Catawissa, PA, and Diana Stater and her husband Jack of Duryea, Annett Boyanowski, of Tom’s River, NJ, Ruth Balchune of Duryea, George Pearage and his wife Ina Pearage of Springbrook and Dorothy Nagy of Springbrook as well as 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her companion of many years, Fred DePew, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston with Fr. Gary Mensinger officiating. Friends may call Monday evening, December 2nd from 5-8pm, Parastas services will be held at 7:00pm. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18510