Stephanie Lynn Turetsky

Stephanie Lynn Turetsky, RN, BSN, 31, of Scranton, PA died unexpectedly at home on Sunday. She is survived by her husband, Karl Jason Turetsky, who was the love of her life. They celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary in November.

Born on July 26, 1985 in Scranton, she was the daughter of David and Patricia Lewis. She graduated with honors from West Scranton High School Class of 2003 and Marywood University Class of 2007 where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was employed by the Gino Merli Veterans Center as a registered nurse. She was a member of St. Ann’s Basilica Parish.

Stephanie was kind, compassionate, and extremely generous.  She always put others before herself. She took great pride in her profession and was truly devoted to the care of her patients. She was an avid New York Yankees fan and always looked forward to attending live games. She also enjoyed traveling near and far with Karl. She was passionate about animal rights and she dearly loved her cat Tiger.  A very social person, her happiest times were spent with family and friends. She especially enjoyed hosting family gatherings at her home. She will be forever missed by one and all.

She is also survived by her parents, David and Patricia Lewis, Scranton, sister, Allison Lewis, Boston, MA, brother, David Lewis, New York, NY, brother Brian Lewis and wife Kelly, Scranton, brother Kevin Lewis and fiancé Nichole Marzani, Old Forge, her maternal grandparents, Chester and Joan Sopinski, Scranton, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Lewis A. Jr. and Pauline Lewis.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash Street, Scranton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. at St. Ann’s Basilica Parish, 1239 St. Ann Street, Scranton. Interment Abington Hills Cemetery. Family and friends may call Friday from 4-7 P.M.  Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

For directions, to share a memory or to leave your condolences for the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.

8 Comments

  1. Bob and Linda Zang

    Dear Karl, Dave, Pat, Mr and Mrs Sopinski, Mary Ellen and families,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing

  2. Ashley Simpson

    I am completely torn by this news. I have known Stephanie basically my whole life! I wish I was able to be home with you all at this time, but be sure to know I am thinking about you all! I love you all very much

  3. Kathy Terreri

    My prayers go out to your entire family. While at work, Stephanie always talked so fondly about her friends and family. She will be truly missed.

  4. Jeanine Albert

    To the entire Lewis and Turetsky family my most sincere and heartfelt sympathy. I am so shocked and saddened to learn of this news. Stephanie was a sweet and loving person, she will me bissed dearly by all who knew her. She is gone too soon. May God give you all strength and peace during this most difficult time of great sorrow.

  5. Stephen and Susan Marszalek

    My dearest Alli and family,
    We are so sorry for the sudden passing of your beloved sister, Stephanie. We have never met your sister but if she is a smidgen like you, Allison, we would have loved to have been her friend. There are no comforting words to ease the pain you are experiencing, however please have faith that she is looking down upon her family and friends and beaming with pride. She will always be by your side…listen for the whispers..
    Much love..always
    Steve and Sue

  6. Robert & Mary Ann.Sheakoski

    Patty, Dave & Family
    We were stunned by the news about Stephanie. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I still remember our dinners and shopping trips when the girls were young. Words can’t express the sadness of your loss. May the strength of your whole family help you all.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Mary Ann & Robert

  7. Sheldon Bonin

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was certainly too young to go. My condolences for her husband and the entire Sopinski family. Sheldon

  8. Debbie Cooke Colarusso

    DAVE PAT & FAMILY, With my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Daughter at this most difficult time. May God Bless Her Forever. Sending Prayers!!! (((((((((((((( HUGS ))))))))))))))))

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