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Cecilia E. Sepcoski

Cecilia E. Sepcoski, 84, of Bear Creek Twp., passed away on September 15th at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, with family at her side.

Cecilia was born in 1937 to Alexander and Louise (Skowronski) Pesta, both of Linden Street in Avoca, PA. Cecilia married John Sepcoski, who preceded her in death in 1997. John & Cecilia had one son, John, Jr. and three grandchildren, Cara, Tyler, and Joshua that she loved more than life itself.


In her youth, Cecilia played trumpet and piano and was a member of the high school band. She earned her master’s degree in English from the University of Scranton, being one of the first females to graduate from the University in the mid 70’s. She taught English literature at Pittston Area High School for over 30 years and was a chair of the PA National Honor Society for many years.


While she loved her profession, her dream job was spoiling her grandchildren and helping them in any way she could.


Cecilia is survived by son John, his wife Janice; grandchildren Cara and husband Neal, Tyler and wife Megan, and Joshua along with “adopted” grandchildren Chris W. and Sarah P.; her sister Alice Cislo and husband Stan; her brother Raymond Pesta and wife Deborah; and many nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held on Monday morning, September 20, 2021, 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. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon, September 19, from 3pm to 6pm. Interment will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Cecilia’s name to the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton are greatly appreciated.



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