2013-08-08 / Obituaries

Elizabeth Bliss

August 5, 2013

Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Bliss, 94, a resident of the Highlands Care Center, Laporte, formerly of New Albany, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

Born on June 11, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Lukaszewski Wiorkowski of Justus, PA. She graduated from the Scott Township High School, Montdale and married Carl W. Bliss of Peckville on Jan. 30, 1943. Carl predeceased her on Oct. 24, 1982.

Betty was a homemaker and a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed extensive traveling, gardening and was very proud of keeping a spotless home. She was also very active in earlier years with the New Albany Volunteer Fire Department.

She was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore.

Survivors include her two sons, Carl and wife, Linda Bliss of San Diego, CA, Michael and wife, Sandi Bliss of Peoria, AZ; a daughter, Elizabeth Trine of Powell; four grandchildren, Nicole McPherson of Glenville, NY and Deanne McPherson of State College and Hannah and Carly Bliss of San Diego, CA; a sister, Pearl Bellan of Peckville; sisters-in-law, Eleanor (Alden) Holmes of San Diego, CA and Pauline Wiorkowski of Scott Twp.; a goddaughter, Maureen Beller of Morris Plains, NJ and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda McPherson on Jan. 9, 2009 and a brother, Alfonse Wiorkowski of Justus.

A Transferal Service began at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick presiding. Interment followed in the adjoining St. Basil’s Church Cemetery.

Friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the Transferal Service at 9:30.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Albany Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 167, New Albany, PA 18833.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com.

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