Ethel A. Pembridge

 Ethel A. Pembridge

May 24, 2012
Ethel A. Pembridge, lifelong resident of Scranton, died Thursday night in the only home which she ever knew.  She was the widow of Kenneth Pembridge, Sr who died in 1992.

She was born in Scranton, daughter of the late George B. and Maude E. Rex Aten.  She attended Scranton public schools and was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School.  Prior to retirement she had worked at the Petersburg Silk Mill.  She was lifelong and devoted member of the Myrtle Street United Methodist Church where she was involved in numerous activities including the United Methodist Women and the Couples Sunday School Class.  She and her husband had also been members of the Kodak Couples Camera Club.

Surviving are a son Kenneth, Jr. and his wife Carolyn and a daughter Judith Fontanella all of Scranton;  grandchildren Melissa Ciero, Andrew Fontanella, Kimberly Pacyna, David and Mark Fontanella and Sgt. Kevin Pembridge, US Army; great grandchildren Melinda, Collin, Gabriel, Nathan, Spencer, Keira, Hailey and Joslyn; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother William Aten; sisters Alberta Simms and Dorothy Hussey; an infant brother Paul Aten.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10am in the Myrtle Street United Methodist Church 840 Harrison Ave Scranton officiated by Rev. Josefina Perez, pastor.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton and Wednesday morning from 9am until time of service at the church.

Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Myrtle Street United Methodist Church General Fund 840 Harrison Ave Scranton 18510.

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One Comment

  1. Betty Jean Costello

    Very saddened, my heart goes out to the family. God Bless.

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