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Irene (Boyko) Zuder

April 9, 1931 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 89)


Irene Boyko Zuder, 89, of Wyoming, entered eternal rest on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at her home.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John M. Zuder in 2012.  They shared many blessed years together.

Born in Taylor, she was the daughter Hreno and Elizabeth Demyan Boyko and was a graduate of Taylor High School Class of 1949. Irene worked for the Ma Bell Telephone company in Taylor, PA as a telephone switchboard operator, prior to relocating to Fairfield, NJ where she began raising her family. Upon retirement, Irene and her family moved to Swiftwater, PA, where she managed the gift shop at the former Strickland’s Mountain Inn.  Her primary focus in life was her family and taking care of her home. Irene was an excellent cook and baker and she enjoyed making the traditional Slavonic dishes each holiday.  She was a lifelong parishioner of St. George’s Orthodox Church, Taylor.

Surviving are three sons, John and daughter in law Belinda Cerene, Pittston: James and partner Kevin Hoover, with whom she resided: Joshua and his wife, Dr. Colleen Nelson, Manasota Key, Florida: two grandchildren: Alexandra Zuder, Pittston: and John Zuder III, Philadelphia.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Boyko; and seven brothers, John, Francis, Thomas, Joseph, George, Michael, and baby Steven.

Private funeral services and interment were held at St. George’s Orthodox Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be sent to St. Georges Church Altar Society, 743 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor PA 18517.

Arrangements and care provided by Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St. Taylor.

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