Sylvia Obal-Fitt-Meredick, 77 of Scranton, died peacefully on September 18, 2019 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Garbosky Obal. Sylvia was a loving and generous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated from West Scranton High School and raised her family. She worked as a waitress and bookkeeper and went on to get her real estate license. Sylvia served on the Board of Directors for Independent Living and continued to work part-time despite her disability. She was a member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Scranton.
Sylvia was an amazing and strong woman having the perseverance to conquer her disability and not allow it to impact her ability to enjoy life and spend time with her family and friends. She drove a car with hand controls for 27 years and looked forward to Girls night out, bowling, and was always the host of family dinners over the holidays. She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. She loved having her family around and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are daughters; Debora Boland of Charlotte NC; Lisa Gaige of Scranton, Cheryl Portas and husband Edward of Madison Township; a son, William Fitt Jr. of Ransom; grandchildren, Corrin, Janis, Crystal and Kendra; great grandchildren, Cassandra, Kyle, Killian, and Beau, and sister in law, Angela Obal of Dunmore.
She was preceded in death by her brother, George Obal Jr., son in laws; James Boland, Jerry Gaige and daughter in-law Shirley Fitt.
The family would like to thank the many caregivers who helped through the years, especially Johanna and Priscilla. They would also like to thank Allied Rehab, Geisinger CMC, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Dr’s. John Prior, Lindsey Smith, Chaudrey and especially Michael Montella for all the dedication and great care you provided for their mom.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Sylvia’s funeral which will be begin on Saturday, September 21, at 11:00 am in the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St. Taylor with services by the Rev. Philip Harendza, Pastor, St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Scranton. Interment with Rite of Commital is in the parish cemetery, Taylor. Family and Friends may call Friday 4:00 to 7:00 PM.