Lucy M. Gelatka, 84, of Pittston, passed away Friday morning, January 6, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.. She was the wife of William Gelatka. They celebrated their 62nd Wedding anniversary on December 31, 2011.
Born in Port Griffith, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Sophie Surma Vaxmonsky. She was a graduate of Jenkins Twp. High School, Class of 1945. Prior to retirement, she worked as a secretary for the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Office. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
In addition to her husband, Lucy is survived by her two beloved sons, David Gelatka, of Lititz, PA and William Gelatka, of Prince Frederick, Md.; three grandchildren, Brooke Magni, Mary Clare Gelatka, and Jason Gelatka; one great grandson, Carter Magni; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie Griglock and her brother, Gerald Vaxmonsky.
The funeral will be Monday, January 9, 2012, 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 St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schooley Ave., Exeter.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Sunday, January 8, 2012, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diocese of Scranton, 300 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503.