Mary Orzolek passed from this world to the next on Sunday, February 7, 2021, with family by her side, at Moses Taylor Hospital.
Mary was born in Peckville, PA, the daughter of Michael and Mary Guman, and graduated as a Registered Nurse from Scranton State General Hospital School of Nursing in 1965.
She will be greatly missed as she was the most amazing, compassionate, and caring person to her family and friends and many patients experienced through her 55 years of her proud nursing career which included caring for people in Heilbronn Germany, over 20 years at Wilkes Barre General Hospital (Emergency Room, Performance Improvement, and Risk Management), Mid Valley Hospital (Emergency Room), and her difficult illness challenged her to retire February 2020 from full-time employment while working at the Mid Valley Priority Care Clinic in Peckville, PA.
She was also a devout parishioner and proudly sang soprano in the choir at Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church in Scranton.
In addition to her parents, Michael and Mary Guman, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Marianne LoBalbo.
Mary is survived by her two daughters: Nadine Breisch and son-in-law Warren, of West Wyoming, PA; Barbara Witko and son-in-law James Jr., of Clarks Summit, PA; grandson, Alec Breisch of West Wyoming, PA; and son-in-law Jeffrey (Deacon Geoffrey) of Easton, PA. Also surviving are two brothers: Michael Guman and his wife Marlene, of Snellville, GA; and David Guman and his wife Elaine, of Jessup, PA; along with a niece. nephews and cousins.
The family would like to express thanks and gratitude to Mary’s compassionate caregivers including Dr. Bojanapally, Erica Longstreet and the nursing staff at Hematology and Oncology Associates in Dunmore as well as Dr. Tina George, Christine Lucas and staff in Avoca.
Family and friends may call Thursday from 9:00 am and 10:00 am at Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, Washburn and Filmore Ave., Scranton followed by funeral services at 10:00 am. By Archpriest Basil Micek. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Due to current covid pandemic, we kindly ask to socially distance and to please wear a mask.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church Sisterhood, or to the church.
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