Jane P. Guzek
May 14, 2012
Jane P. Guzek, Scranton, died early Monday morning in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after an illness.
Raised in Taylor, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Obal Praschak. She was a graduate of the former Taylor High School and attended Northeast Institute. She enjoyed her work at the Diocese of Scranton in the Office for Parish Life for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Scranton. Active in the community, Jane was a former Board Member of the Hill Neighborhood Association, United Neighborhood Housing, and a volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Scranton.
Surviving are her children: Jason Guzek (Philadelphia, PA), Mary Guzek, DMD and her husband, Jonathan Chin (Charlestown, MA), Annie Guzek (Scranton, PA), and Matthew Guzek and his fiancée, Tracy Dortone (Philadelphia, PA); her siblings John Praschak (Cincinnati, OH), Walter Praschak (Linden, NJ), Sonia Fedor, and Theodore Praschak (Taylor, PA), nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by siblings Marie Bergamino, Alyce Kristunas, Carol Secor, and Joseph Praschak.
Friends may call Thursday evening from 5-8pm at the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash Street, Scranton.
The family wishes to invite anyone attending the funeral to go directly to the church.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10am in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 505 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton with services by Fr. Nicholas Ferencz, Ph.D.
Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jane Guzek’s name to The Abramson Cancer Center, with donations made to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market St. Ste 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (www.penncancer.org); or to Catholic Social Services 516 Fig Street Scranton, PA 18505.
For directions or to send the family an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com