Obituaries

Mary Ann Valentine

July 14, 1932 - November 15, 2019

Service Date: November 18, 2019

Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home

Mary Ann Valentine, 87, of Tunkhannock passed away at the Abington Manor on Friday Nov. 15th, 2019 surrounded by her loving son, daughter, and son-in-law. Mary was born in Dickson City on July 14, 1932 and she was the daughter of the late John and Marie Duddek. Mary was married to the late William Valentine who passed in 2008. For many years, she babysat Jennifer, Jenny, and Michael. She later was a secretary for many years at the New Age Examiner.
Mary was a member of the Russell Hill Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed sitting on the deck by the pool enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. She enjoyed watching birds at the bird feeder and the squirrels chasing each other. She was a social butterfly and her bubbly personality allowed her to have many long time friends. She also enjoyed chatting on the phone and she was known to spend hours chatting. Wherever Mary went, her best buddy, Benji, was always with her.
In addition to her husband and parents Mary was preceded in death by a daughter Linda Marie and newborn baby boy, brothers Fred and Art Duddek, and sisters Gertrude Neuhoff, Helen Smith, and Ruth Kneisel.
She is survived by son William, daughter Cindy and her husband Kevin, sister- in- laws Norma Duddek and Betty Valentine, brother John Duddek, and grandchildren Luke Marcy and fiancé Lauren Shovlin and Bo Marcy of Tunkhannock and her beloved fur baby, Benji. Mary also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Monday Nov. 18th at 12noon from the Russell Hill United Methodist Church 39 Prevost Rd. Tunkhannock with Pastor Scott Ryan officiating. A viewing will be held from 10am until the time of the service. Interment will follow at the Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. For online condolences or directions visit www.aplitwinfuneralhomes.com In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the to the Russell Hill United Methodist Church (In care of Peg Ellsworth) 299 Keiserville Rd. Meshoppen, Pa. 18630

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