On Jan. 24, 2021, Susan L. Kardos Cirba entered into the kingdom of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She blessed her husband of 41 years, Robert A. Cirba, who cherished her.
Born in Scranton on April 22, 1956, she was the daughter of Romayne Nezelkewicz Kardos, Old Forge, and the late John R. Kardos. In 1974, she graduated from Riverside High School, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton and her master’s in theology from Marywood University. For many years, Susan worked as education director for Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Scranton, and worked currently as a TSS employee for Scranton Counseling. Susan was a devout Catholic and was a parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish, Scranton. She adored babies, cats and music, especially songs by Harry Chapin. Above all, Susan was exceptionally devoted to her family, watching her grandchildren, taking the time to visit her mom each day and lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Her family all loved her and will miss her terribly, but in those times when we miss her most, we will be comforted by the wonderful memories we have of her.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by four daughters, Jeanine Pearson and husband, Scott, Dunmore; Dianne Cirba Keller and husband, Chuck, South Abington Twp.; Mary Kay Cirba and companion, Mike Walsh, Dunmore; and Linda Joy Cirba and companion, Jimmy Parks, Winchester, Va.; three grandchildren, Julia Cirba, Emilia Keller and Roman Walsh; a sister, Linda Kardos and husband, Lowell Boston, Collingswood, N.J.; four brothers, John R. Kardos and companion, Linda Grieninger, Pittsburgh; James Kardos and wife, Bambi, Pottstown; Jeffrey Kardos; and Jerome Kardos and fiancée, Lisa Dupras, all of Old Forge; her mother-in-law, Mary Lou Cirba, Blakely; two aunts, Arlene Latta and Marie Williams; and two uncles, Chester and Norman Nezelkewicz; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend Susan’s funeral, which will begin on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home LLC, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, officiated by the Rev. Francis L. Pauselli, pastor. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge. Friends may call Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m.
Throughout her life, Susan was a supporter of babies. Kindly consider a donation in her honor to support Pennsylvanians for Human Life, 400 Wyoming Ave., #110, Scranton 18503.
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