Elizabeth L. Evitts, of Jenkins Twp., passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 5, 2014, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. She was the widow of Philip A. Evitts, who died May 5, 2000.
Born in Port Griffith, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Svec Vincek. Upon graduation from Jenkins Township High School, Betty was employed as an airplane electrician in Baltimore, Md. She went on to serve in the United States Army Women's Air Corps during World War II, receiving the WWII Victory and Good Conduct medals. After the war, Betty completed a course in interior design in New York City, before returning home to take care of her mother and father. Prior to retirement, she was employed for over 20 years by Topps Chewing Gum, Duryea.
She was a lifelong parishioner of the former St. John the Baptist Church, Pittston and current member of St John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
Betty will be remembered as a devoted daughter, a devoted wife, a veteran who served her country, a hard-worker all her life, and most importantly a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Diane Talipan and husband Mike, Fallston, Md; David Evitts, Laguna Hills, Ca; Gayle Gromala and husband John, Pittston Twp.; Mark Evitts and wife Karen, Bear Creek Twp.; eight grandchildren and one great grandson; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Anna Terpak, Elizabeth Vincek, Mary Waldinger, and Catherine Akers and two brothers, Andrew and Frank Vincek.
The funeral will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 8:45 AM from 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, Exeter. Military services will be conducted by the AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.