2014-06-05 / Obituaries

Elaine Starzer

May 23, 2014

Elaine Krewson Starzer of Waymart, PA, was promoted to glory on Friday, May 23, 2014 after a brief illness. She enjoyed 52 years of marriage to the Rev. Charles F.J. Starzer, who died in 1995.

She was born in Newark, NJ on March 19, 1926 and was raised in East Orange, NJ, the daughter of the late William Henry and Florence Crelin Krewson. She was a partner in her husband’s ministry and served as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader and Bible Study teacher, among many other roles in the Roseto Presbyterian Church, the First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale and the Waymart Presbyterian Church. Through her life and ministry she touched innumerable lives with God’s love.

Elaine is survived by her children: Paul C. Starzer of Carbondale, Miriam S. Baker, R.N., of Port Jervis, NY and the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer of Mechanicsville, VA, former pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. She was also blessed with eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She sadly was also preceded in death by her son, John A. Starzer in 2010.

The funeral was held Wednesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. in the Waymart Presbyterian Church, Belmont Street, Waymart. Interment was in Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart. Friends called Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, and Wednesday, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Waymart Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, she requested gifts be sent to the Memorial Fund of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

Online condolences may be sent at www.brennanfuneralhomes.com.

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