Muriel Maynard Fischer

Muriel Maynard Fischer


August 12, 2014



Muriel Maynard Fischer, 86, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 12.   She was a resident of the Hill Section of Scranton for over 50 years.


Born August 30, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Reginald and Lydia Feissle  DeLuccie Maynard.  Muriel was a 1945 graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School and attended Lackawanna Junior College as well as the University of Scranton.   She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon and Trustee.   She volunteered at the Moses Taylor Hospital, the Christmas Bureau, tutoring non-English speaking people at a local college and also served as treasurer of her high school class Reunion Committee, she enjoyed the get togethers at her house planning the reunions.   Prior to her retirement she had been employed by the Scranton Counseling Center as the Fiscal Director and Personnel Manager for over 40 years.   She loved her job and retired at the age of 82.


Muriel loved taking care of her house and garden and loved spending time with her family and friends.


Surviving are daughters Gayle Lutz and her husband Jeffrey of Dalton and Linda Reilly of Archbald;  granchildren Christopher Murley and his wife Jennifer of Lake Winola, Kimberly Stroka and her husband Thomas of Crofton, MD and Jenna Reilly of Archbald;  a great granddaughter Gabriella Stroka; nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Megan Reilly; brothers Robert and Harold Maynard and Richard and Donald DeLuccie; a sister Betty Ferguson.


Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30am in the Covenant Presbyterian Church corner of Madison Ave and Olive Street Scranton with Rev. Scott Loomer, pastor officiating.


Friends may call Saturday morning from 9am until time of service in the church.


Interment will be private in the Dunmore Cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Covenant Presbyterian Church 550 Madison Ave. Scranton 18510 or to St. Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton 18509.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston and James Funeral Home and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.



  1. Donna and Donald Hopkins

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Muriel Maynard Fischer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  2. Cindy Kausmeyer

    My deepest sympathies to wonderful daughter Gayle and Linda and their families. Mom is now with “good OL’ Dad”. May her family treasure memories of good times past.

  3. Nancy and Bud McLain

    Dear Gayle, Kris, and family,

    Please accept both Bud and my sympathy in the loss of of your Mom, and Grandmom. Just reading her article, led me to know how special and smart and ambitious she was. You can be very proud of the beautiful women she was. Praying that God will wrap his loving arms around each one of you and keep you in his Love and may he give you the peace you need during this difficult time. God Bless you. Nancy and Bud McLain

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