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Gloria Gemzik Scyrba


Gloria Gemzik Scyrba, 84, of Dupont, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was born in Dupont on June 1,1935 and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Stella Wrazien Gemzik.

Gloria was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. She was a 1953 graduate of Dupont High School. Gloria was employed by the Lanier Corp, Dallas, RCA in Mtn. Top and also Leslie Fay, Wilkes-Barre as well as many other local establishments. She retired from Penguin Putnam, Inc., Pittston Twp. after many years of employment.

Gloria was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who put her family and friends before herself without exception. She was the consummate host for house guests, which included regularly spoiling her grandchildren when they were over and cooking a delicious Polish Christmas Eve dinner for her family. Gloria was also an avid golfer and bowler and she never let anything stop her from constantly being “on the go,” whether it be to a supermarket or the corner store to buy the daily paper and catch up on the latest Dupont town news.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers Stanley, Carl and Paul Gemzik.

Gloria is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Scyrba; her daughter Linda and her husband Fred C. Lokuta of Dupont; her brother Ted Gemzik and wife Germaine of Waernersville, PA; her sister Rita Ameen of Clark, NJ; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Camaryn and Fred J. Lokuta.

Gloria’s family would like to thank Dr. Arthur N. Meyer, Dr. Martin Moran, and the staff of Regional Hospital of Scranton for their compassionate care.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, January 6th 2020 at 10am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont. Friends may call for visitation on Sunday afternoon, January 5, 2020 from 4pm-6pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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