Marilyn C. O’Malley, 71, of Avoca, passed away unexpectedly on July 29, 2023 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes Barre. She was born in Avoca on December 6, 1951, and was the daughter of the late Austin F. O’Malley, Jr. and Helen Schroth O’Malley.
Marilyn was a 1969 graduate of Scranton Central high School, and a 1975 graduate of Wilkes University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
In 1978 she graduated from Marywood University with master’s degree in social work.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Christine O’Malley Baldassari, Lenore O’Malley Levine, and Janet O’Malley Grant.
Surviving are her brothers, Austin F. O’Malley, III and his wife Donna of South Carolina and David O’Malley of California. Also surviving are her niece Elizabeth Baldassari, and fiancé Jonathan Gedrich, great nephew Elijah Taroli, great niece Eva Taroli, all of Avoca; niece Regina Niedzwiecki and husband Matthew and son Theo, Duryea; and niece Caitlyn O’Malley, San Diego, Ca.
Marilyn was a kind spirit, fun, and loving. She loved her family, animals, and especially cats. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA Of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Memorial services will be held at a date to be announced. Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wyoming, PA.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services. Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.