Patricia Warabak
October 17, 2020

Mrs. Patricia (Patti) Warabak, of the Glendale section of Pittston Township, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Born in Taylor, she was the daughter of the late Michael Capizzi and Marie Warabak Capizzi and was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. She was formerly employed by Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre.

Patti was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. Her life centered around her children, granddaughter and her family.

Surviving are:
Daughter, Kenndra Buyalos and her husband, Brian, of Disputanta, Virginia
Son, Brian Warabak and his wife, Brittney, of Hanover, Virginia
Granddaughter, Hailey Marie Buyalos of Disputanta, Virginia

Sister, Marina Capizzi of Pittston Township
Sister, Terri Phalen of Pittston
Nieces and Nephews

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea with private interment in St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Pittston. There will be no public viewing. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave an online condolence for Patti's family, please visit the funeral home website,


Guestbook Entries

Patti was truly a joy to be around with and work with. She went about her work everyday without a bad thing to say of anyone or anything. A truly good person who liked to kid around a little bit. Terri, so sorry for you and Kendra and Jimmy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Larry Willis (26 days ago)

As a former sister in law I will always cherish the memories I have of her. She was a very kind and sincere aunt to my two sons. Life just has a way of getting in the way of getting together more. God bless her whole family in this terrible time

Sandy Howanetz (26 days ago)

A special woman who helped me often.we know your in God's hand .a perfect worker for harness racing.will miss you dearly.

Marc mosher (27 days ago)

To the Warabak family so sorry for your loss Thoughta and prayers to the family

Bebe Yuhas (27 days ago)

I have know your mom and dad for many years and we are sorry to see Patti passed away. Kendra and Brian,we spent many years together since my daughter Stacey and Kendra played softball together for many years and we all had great times. Again sorry for your loss.

Bob Berkoski (27 days ago)

Dear Marina and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Your family will be in my prayers.

Lynn Mancini (27 days ago)

So terribly saddened to learn of Patti's passing. She was an excellent worker but much more important was a gentle, kind , and warm human being. My deepest condolences to Terri and her entire family, may God watch over Patti forever.

Saul Needle (28 days ago)

My sincere condolences to Patti's entire family. Patti was a hard worker, friend to all, and just a real "good egg", and will be missed by many. I was eagerly looking forward to getting together with her and her sisters once we could safely get out. Now, I struggle to believe and to grasp the fact that she is gone. I can't even just call or text her---ever again. I hope heaven is good to her. She deserves it.

Linda Segarra (28 days ago)

I was so sorry to hear about Patti and am sending sincere hugs to Ken, Brian and Kendra during this time. Patti was such an angel the whole time we were in scouts together and God Bless her for all she did for her family. May the angels wrap their wings around you all as you find comfort in her beautiful memories

Lehrae Ann Edwards (28 days ago)

I miss what seemed to me my big sister. Working with you for so many years was an absolute pleasure. Patti always treated everyone with kindness. Always on the receiving end of all our practical jokes but she would find small ways to get us back. Love you Patti. Finally some rest my friend.

Luann Reynolds (28 days ago)

Patti was one of the kindest gentlest people I’ve ever met. Working with her nearly every day for 16 years. I never heard her once say anything bad about anyone (even when they might have had it coming) Patti treated everyone with respect and kindness. She had a great sense of humor and Laughed easily and often at the sometimes absurd happenings at work and life. Patti touched all our lives and made each day a little better. A little more bearable. Nothing is the same since she left We all miss her greatly

Dan & Sabine (about 1 month ago)


Steven Powell (about 1 month ago)

I miss you at work. I miss kidding with you. I miss your angelic demeanor. I miss you.

Richard Kane (about 1 month ago)

Dear Terri,Marina and family. I remember the good old days with huge family outings with you girls and Smitcherkos and the Capizzi’s and Berginski families. We grew apart physically but will cherish our childhood memories of those big family gatherings.

Terri St. John-Donovan (about 1 month ago)

Ken, Kendra & Brian, So sorry for your loss, sympathy & prayers sent to you & family.

(about 1 month ago)

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