Patricia Ann Duffy Gushka, 67,
Patricia Ann Duffy Gushka, 67, of 259 Marbaker Rd, Laceyville, PA passed away on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2011 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born on Oct. 19, 1943 in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Irvin E. Duffy, who passed away in 1986, and Virginia A. Rumpilla Duffy, who passed away in 2007.
A graduate of E.L. Myers High School in Wilkes-Barre Class of 1961, she would later graduate from the Empire Beauty School on May 31, 1963. Pat married Anthony Paul Gushka on Aug. 1, 1964 in Wilkes-Barre. After moving to the Laceyville area, she would open her own beauty shop, Pat Gushka Beauty Shop, at her home on May 18, 1984 and operated the shop for 23 years before retiring on Dec. 31, 2007.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, which includes her church, St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing. She was involved in many Laceyville community associations and activities, including the Laceyville Oldest House, and was a past board member of the Laceyville Library.
Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Anthony Paul Gushka of Laceyville; her son and daughter-in-law, Anthony Patrick and Tammy Lee Gushka and her grandson, Von Anthony Gushka, all of White Haven. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George Duffy, who passed away in 1978, and Irvin Duffy, Jr., who passed away in 2008.
Funeral services will be held on Friday morning, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing with Father Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Albert Cemetery in Mountain Top. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Laceyville Library, PO Box 68, Laceyville, PA 18623, the Laceyville Oldest House, Main St., Laceyville, PA 18623, or the charity of the donor’s choice.