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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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Mar 15, 2020

Debbie, I hope that you finally found the peace that you were so desperately looking for. Please know that I will miss you and love you with all my heart.


Mar 15, 2020

Tony so sorry to hear about Debbie's passing. Gone but not forgotten. May she rest in peace. Hope she is scratching off the winners in heaven. Rest easy my friend.


Mar 14, 2020

The news of your passing completely broke my heart. I will forever miss your crazy stories and our long talks. My thoughts are with Tony, Bobby and all of your family and many friends. I hope you are at peace and keeping an eye on everyone from up there. Fly high my friend..until we meet again!


Mar 13, 2020

Hey sis you were taken away from us in the wrong way and we really didn’t get time to say goodby. My heart is broken and hurting right now knowing that I’m not going to be seeing you at moms on holidays or when we go up to visit. I just want to know why?????? No one can answer that question though. Only you know why and not only me but the rest of us family will never ever have any of the answers. Fly with the Angels!!!! We love you so much. Tell dad and gram we said hello...

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