1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Rose Ludzia - December 27, 2012

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.

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From: Stan Freeda

Location: Farmington , NH    Date: 2012-12-28

I was so sorry to hear that Aunt Rose passed. She was always a kind and gentle soul with a warm smile and a kind word. I have nothing but fond memories of her from my childhood and days in Pennsylvania. She is in my thoughts. My sincerest condolences to all her family on her passing.

From: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Kauczka

Location: Dover , DE    Date: 2012-12-27

Pete / Judy: So sorry for your loss. Unfortunately we could not stay for the funeral. We need to come & see you, much to catch up on. Again, please accept our deepest condolences. Joe & Dorothy Kauczka

From: Kevi, Pat & Maura Devaney

Location: Washington Crossing, PA    Date: 2012-12-27

Dear Pete and Family .... Know how much you are loved. Having just gone through this, we know the sadness of the loss. Know she is at peace now. Love as always, Kevin, Pat and Maura

From: Melissa Gaudio

Location: Kingston, PA    Date: 2012-12-27

Peter and Judy- We want to extend our sincere condolences. Keeping you in our prayers. The Gaudios

From: Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wydra

Location: Larksville, PA    Date: 2012-12-25

Our hearts go out to you & your family during this difficult time. Hopefully we will see you on Thursday. Peace, Prayers,and Blessings .

From: Michael Sulzinski

Location: Clarks Summit, PA    Date: 2012-12-24

Mary, I am so sorry to read that your mom has passed, especially so close to the holidays. Prayers and condolences to you, your dad and whole family. Michael Sulzinski (Kirby Health Center)

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