Mary L. Kish
November 24, 2014

Mrs. Mary L. Kish, 97, of Bethlehem, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014, after a short stay at Kirkland Village Nursing Home, Bethlehem.

Born in Duryea, on July 8, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary Dziedzic Spulnik Sech. She attended Duryea Schools and when she was 45 years old, she received her GED. Afterward, she attended Wilkes Barre Business College. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Northeastern National Bank, which later became PNC, Scranton.

After her retirement, Mary resided with her daughter and family in Bethlehem for 30 years.

Mary was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.

From St. Paul - love is patient, love is kind, love bears all, hopes all, believes all. She showed the face of Christ to all she met.

Mary was a very loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Kish, who passed away in 1980, daughter, Joan, brother, Frank, half sisters, Sophie, Josephine, Anna and Helen and half brother, John.

Surviving are:
Daughter, Mary Ann Drey and her husband, Richard, of Bethlehem
Granddaughter, Elizabeth Forkin and her husband, Lt. Col. Keith Forkin, of California
Granddaughter, Nicole Drey of Bethlehem
Grandson, Richard Drey Jr. of Florida
Great grandchildren, Alden, Ella, Slade and Rowan Forkin
Nieces and nephews

Funeral will be held Monday, December 1, 2014, at 11:00 am from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call Monday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the funeral home. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of her daughter, Joan, who was mentally challenged, to any facility, school or organization caring for mentally challenged children.

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We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was sch a special woman. I remember how sweet she was when I would come for you to go to school. She was so caring and soft spoken. Please take care.

PAT BACHKOSKY ZELENOWSKI (almost 5 years ago)

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