Rose Ludzia, 87, of Pittston, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. She and her husband, John S. Ludzia, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 16, 2012.
Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Sendor Baron. She was a graduate of Jenkins Twp. High School. Prior to retirement, she worked in the garment industry at several locations. She was a former member of St. Joseph's Church, Port Griffith. Rose is a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, its Altar & Rosary Society, the Liturgical Commissions and the church choir. She was known by many as the pierogi maker for the church bazaars. She was also a member of the ILGWU.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. Rose was the "rock" to her family and will be missed by those who were blessed to know and love her.
In addition to her husband, Rose is survived by her son, Peter Ludzia, and his wife, Judy, Atco, NJ; her daughter, Mary Baro, Reading, PA; her sister, Helen Stegura, Port Griffith; six grandchildren, Jennifer Leininger, Allison DeAngelis, Nicholas, Vince, Melissa, and Rebecca Baro; one great grandson, Benjamin; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Baron and two sisters, Vernie Gayoski and Pauline Bernakus.
The funeral will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 10:00 AM from Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 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 Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Care and Concern Ministries 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.