Devoted to Family
Mary Ann Navin R. N., 70, Mountain Top, died on Friday, August 9, 2013 as a result of a tragic fire in her home.
She was born in Nanticoke on Nov. 8, 1942, a daughter of the late Charles and Johanna Blihar Staniorski. Mary Ann was a graduate of Mother Cabrini High School in New York City and the Pittston Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed by the former Wyoming Valley Hospital, Mendelsohn Dialysis Clinic, Home Health Care and retired from Davis Manor Nursing Home, Mountain Top.
Mary Ann was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Jude Church, Mountain Top. She was an avid quilter and spent many hours making quilts for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Jack Thomas Vincent Navin.
Mary Ann is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Thomas Navin and by her son, Thomas Vincent Navin, and his wife, Katie, Nutley, N. J.; daughters, Mary Jo Navin, Mountain Top; Ann Judith Navin, at home, and a grandson, Jayson Navin.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Jude Church, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wright Township Volunteer Fire Company, 477 S. Main Road, Mountain Top, PA 18707.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting, Mary Ann’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.
Funeral arrangements were by the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
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Leo A. (Lefty) Gilroy, 82, formerly of Mountain Top and Lady Lake, Fla., died August 3, 2013 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
Born in Luzerne, he was the son of the late Leo V. and Agnes
Gibbons Gilroy. He was a Korean War veteran, serving with the 11th Airborne Division, and a member of the American Legion DAV. A 60-year member of Iron Workers’ Local 489, he served as president and business agent for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faith Rozdilsky Gilroy; daughters, Karen Gilroy, Sandra Roessler and Larissa Gilroy.
Surviving are daughter, Diana Viotti, and husband Larry, Wilmington, Del.; son, Leo Gilroy, and wife Lynn, Kingston, Pa.; grandchildren, Michael and Nicole Viotti, Stefan and Jessica Roessler, Liam A. Gilroy; Alex, Elizabeth and Harrison Ray; and great-grandchildren, Aubrey Larissa Keller-Ray and Mina Sandra Roessler.
Mr. Gilroy enjoyed many things. First and foremost, he loved and enjoyed his family. Always interested in their lives; he listened, guided and supported their efforts. His warmth, kindness and quick smile extended beyond his immediate family to even the most casual acquaintances. He was a passionate college football fan and supporter of The University of Pittsburgh’s football program. In addition to college football, he enjoyed playing golf, having recorded a hole-in-one at Sugarloaf Golf course in 1985.
His family would like to thank tDr. Daniel Rossi, Dr. James Tricarico, Dr. Fariba Modares, Geisinger East Mountain MS4 nursing staff, and VNA staff, Joan and Loretta.
The family would appreciate memorial donations to the American Cancer Society , 71 N. Franklin St., Ste. 106, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.