Carol A. Strupcheski, Pittston, passed into the loving arms of God on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
“Miss Carol” was born on September 30, 1943, in Pittston, and lived in Duryea and Laflin.
She was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice (Gilroy) Strupcheski. She graduated from Duryea High School, Class of 1961, as salutatorian, and authored her speech, “Our Future in the Space Age”. She attended the University of Scranton, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (cum laude) in Business Administration from Marywood University. Subsequently, she continued graduate study in Industrial Management.
She retired as a Classification Specialist after a 29 year career with the Federal Government, Department of the Army, Tobyhanna Army Depot, having attended numerous training courses and obtaining special awards. Carol was selected for special assignments as a Project Analyst and Officer; as a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; and as a member of the Classification Study Team at Headquarters, Army Material Command, Alexandria, VA. During her career, she held memberships in the American Society for Personnel Administration, the Classification and Compensation Society, and the American Management Association.
Carol loved her family and friends. She loved helping and serving others. She was a member of the Church of St. Maria Goretti where, upon retirement, she devoted over 20 years volunteering at that Church, and attending numerous Diocesan Religious Training courses. She served as a Minister of Communion, Third Grade Catechist, Youth Group Advisor, Facilitator and Coordinator of the Protecting God’s Children Program, Chairperson of Public Relations, a member of the Pastoral Council and Christian Service Committee, Secretary and President of the Young at Heart Club, Hostess and Chairperson of the Harvest Tea and Festival Cheer Booth, a collection counter, and facilitator of her faith sharing and prayer group. In addition, she served as a member of Catholic Social Services Boards for Friendly Caregivers and as Project HEAD Education Chairperson where she made quilts for the homeless and planned various events. Carol received a Service Award for Outstanding Service to Church, Club, and Community.
Carol was a long-time member of the Marywood University Alumnae Association.
She had an endless quest for knowledge and was well-traveled. She loved people and the beauty of all God’s creation. She enjoyed reading, music, cooking, entertaining, restoring antiques, crossword puzzles and various outdoor activities.
Surviving are her sister, Gladys Caputo, a nephew, Dr. Michael (Nora) Caputo; niece, Karen (Edward) Cartwright, Godchild, Diane (Glen) Whitbeck, several aunts and cousins
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 12:00 pm in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin with the Rev. James J. Paisley officiating. Private interment for family will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Duryea. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Maris Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA 18702. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com.
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Deepest sympathy in the passing of Carol. I have very fond memories of her.Jean Hoover (12 months ago)