Rose Marie Gurz Kloss, 80, of Taylor entered into eternal rest on Monday at Mountain View Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J and together they have celebrated 61 years of marriage.
Born in Old Forge, Rose Marie was the only child born to the late Frank and Catherine Ulias Gurz. In 1956, she graduated from Taylor High School. Rose Marie worked for the Diocese of Scranton as facilitator in the Office of Family Life, until her retirement. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish, serving as a eucharistic minister and lending a helping hand for the bereavement committee. She volunteered many hours at Regional Hospital of Scranton and at Catholic Social Services food bank. In her spare time, she was an avid reader, enjoyed going to yard sales and auctions and for over fifteen years, selling and posting items for sale on eBay .
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters; Mary Ann Jones and husband, Gary, Old Forge; Ann Marie Webber and husband, Donald, Tucson, Az; Patricia Ann Walker and husband, James and Rose Mary Spory and husband, Richard, all of Scranton; a son, Thomas J., Akron, OH; ten beloved grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend Rose Marie's funeral, which will begin on Friday at 9:30 am from the Semian Funeral Home, LLC, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St. Scranton by the Rev. Francis L. Pauselli. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge. Friends may call Thursday from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001.
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