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Deborah Kerish

Deborah Kerish, 55, of Duryea, passed away, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. She was born in Pittston on August 31, 1964 and was the daughter of Anna (Papiesz) Kerish and the late Frank Kerish.

Debbie was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, Class of 1982. She worked for many years for Markdata, Lady Carroll Garments and was currently employed by Keystone Automotive, West Pittston. She was a social member of the Duryea American Legion, the Duryea Polish Falcons and the Duryea V.F.W.

In addition to her mother, Debbie is survived by her son Robert Kroptavich and his girlfriend Caitlin McKinley of West Pittston; her companion of over 34 years Anthony Kroptavich; her brother Frankie Joe Kerish, of Exeter; and sisters, Barbara Kerish, of Wilkes-Barre and Mary Ryan and her husband Bob of Stroudsburg. Also surviving are her mother-in-law

Lillian Kroptavich, father-in-law William Kroptavich, sister-in-law Christine Kroptavich, brother-in-law William Kroptavich, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday evening, March 15th at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Fr. Phillip Sladicka of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca officiating. Friends may call on Sunday, March 15th from 4pm -6pm.

Interment will be held at a later date.

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