Elizabeth "Betty" Majaika, of Fleetville, died Friday, April 16, at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Stanley Majaika, with whom she would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on Aug. 12.
Born in Taylor, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Susan Matyas Sotak and was a graduate of Taylor High School class of 1951. She was employed by Federal Pacific Electric Co., Chamberlain Corporation and, after taking time to raise her family, returned to work for Paper Shop until retirement. She was a parishioner of St. John Vianney Parish, Scott Twp.
Betty looked forward to The Scranton Times-Tribune each morning to work the brain busters while having breakfast. She was a Philadelphia Phillies fan, enjoyed bus trips and trying her luck at local casinos. Her grandchildren were everything to her. Attending their athletic events, concerts and recitals brought her much joy and pride as all three excelled. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her devoted husband, Stanley; a son, Charles and companion, Sally Greco, of Fleetville; daughters, Karen Rolka and husband, John, Dalton; and Susan Rothwell, Factoryville; two awesome grandsons, Nicholas and Nathan Rolka; and one beautiful granddaughter, Elizabeth Rothwell; a sister, Mary Ann Charnogursky, Dunmore; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Sotak; and a son-in-law, Robert Rothwell.
In honoring Betty's wishes, there will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Vianney Parish, Montdale Road, Scott Twp., by the Rev. Michael Kirwin, Ph.D., at the convenience of the family. Interment will be Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Carbondale.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to the charity of their choice in Betty's memory.
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