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Linda J. Tanski


Linda J. Tanski, 69, of Moosic, passed away on November 27, 2019 at Mountain View Nursing Center, Scranton with her loving husband “Turk” Tanski at her side. She was born in Moosic December 14, 1949 and was the daughter of the late William and Ethel (Miller) Collins.

Linda was an active member of the Moosic Presbyterian Church. She was a 1967 graduate of Riverside High School and was employed for many years along with her husband “Turk” Tanski at Topps Chewing Gum.

Linda was a very loving, caring and kind person; her family and friends were the hallmark of her life. She enjoyed attending family outings and enjoyed gatherings with family and friends that she entertained at her home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-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 son, Edward Tanski, Jr., who died September 9, 2001 and her brother Jerry Collins.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edward “Turk” Tanski. They recently celebrated their anniversary on November 18, 2019. Also surviving are her son William and his wife Cindy Tanski of Moosic and daughter Lori Ann Berti and her husband Joseph of Pittston; her sister Nancy Dioguardo and husband George of Long Island, NY; grandchildren Edward Robert Tanski III, Michelle Irene Berti, Joseph Luciano Berti and Jessica Lynn Berti; her great-grandson Alex MacRae; and many nieces and nephews, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws.

A special thank you to Linda’s sister Nancy Dioguardo and her husband George, her sister-in-laws, Ann Thiel, Eleanor Cosmark, and Judy Collins, her childhood and lifelong friend Sharon McCawley, and longtime friends Bill and Gloria Schmidtt for their love, kindness and support during this difficult time

Linda’s family would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Mountain View Care Center, the ALS foundation of North Central PA, the Moosic Presbyterian Church and its many members for their kindness, and compassion, that they have shown to Linda and her family.

Funeral services have been rescheduled due to inclement weather and will now be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00am at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Rev Nate Achterhof of the Moosic Presbyterian Church officiating. Friends may call for viewing on Thursday, December 5, from 4pm-7pm. Interment will be held at the Langcliffe Cemetery, Avoca.

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