Animals Pets 13

Donna M. (Kuna) Derenick

October 10, 1960 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 61)


Donna M. Kuna Derenick, 61, of the Greenwood section of Moosic, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 31 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her beloved husband was the late Daryl Derenick, who passed away on April 17, 202. Together, Daryl and Donna shared 27 beautiful years of marriage.

Born in Scranton, Donna was one of three children born to the late Stanley E. and Mary Ludwikowski Kuna. She was a graduate of Pittston Area High School class of 1968 and received her BSN from Wilkes-University. Throughout her nursing career, spanning over 25 years, Donna worked for Moses Taylor Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Allied Service. A woman of strong faith and a devoted Catholic, Donna was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church. Vivacious and full of life, Donna possessed many qualities that would instantly draw others to her. She loved family gatherings, especially at the holidays - bringing everyone she loved together gave her the greatest joy, and she always made sure to capture those family memories with photographs for her family to cherish. When Donna was not with her children, she loved to spend time in her garden and was a lover of animals. Donna's loving, caring and compassionate nature made her a great nurse, and these qualities brought many to her for advice and guidance. Although her presence will be greatly missed, there is much joy in knowing that she is reunited in Heaven with her husband and all her loved ones who have gone before her.

Surviving are a son, John and his fiancée, Amy Yakacki; a daughter, Brianne, all of Moosic; two brothers, John Kuna and wife, Sandra, Bear Creek Twp.; and Robert Kuna, Dupont; her feline buddies, Phil and Dill; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend Donna's funeral, which will begin on Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home LLC, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton, by the Rev. Richard Fox. Interment will follow in St. Mary Czestochowa Cemetery, Moosic.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Public Viewing
November 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Semian Funeral Home
704 Union Street
Taylor, PA 18517

Mass of Christian Burial
November 5, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Patrick
1403 Jackson Street
Scranton, PA 18505

Graveside Service
November 5, 2021

11:30 AM
St. Mary's Czestochowa Cemetery

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