Catherine Akers, 94, of Port Griffith, passed away Sunday, December 25th, Christmas morning, at the home of her daughter in Bear Creek Twp.. She was the widow of Harry Akers, who passed away in 1958.
Born in Port Griffith, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Svec Vincek. She was educated in St. John the Baptist School, Pittston. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Wright Aeronautical and Botany 500 in New Jersey and later for Topps Co., Duryea. She was a former member of St. John the Baptist Church and current member of St John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
Catherine was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother who was cherished by both family and friends and will be dearly missed. She was a member of the Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens and a past member of the Avoca VFW Post 8335 Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are her beloved daughters, Christine Akers-Mack and her husband, John Mack, Bear Creek Twp; Theresa Griguts, Henderson, Nevada; sister, Elizabeth Evitts, Jenkins Twp.; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Akers, three sisters, Anna Terpak, Elizabeth Vincek and Mary Waldinger and two brothers, Andrew and Frank Vincek.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9:00 AM from the Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St John the Evangelist Church, William St., Pittston. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton, PA.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St John the Evangelist Care and Concern Ministries 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640 or the American Heart Association 613 Baltimore Dr., Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.