Lois Elaine Burnside, Clarks Summit, died Sunday evening in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after being stricken ill at home. Her husband is Arthur Burnside. The couple had been married for 63 years.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Bertha Petherick Regan. She was a graduate of West Scranton High School class of 1946. Lois was a member of the Trinity Congregational Church, West Scranton. Prior to retirement she had been employed as a secretary for the McGrail, Young and Company.
Lois was never much for joining clubs but was happiest at home surrounded by her family. She had a kind and generous heart, never forgetting birthdays, anniversaries or holidays. One of her favorite indulgences was an ice cream sundae with extra extra carmel and enjoying marathon sessions of watching crime stories.
Also surviving are her children Susan Collins and her husband John of Scranton and William Burnside and his wife Cheryl of Newton Twp.; grandchildren Dr. Lyndsey Collins-Praiano, Shannon Collins and Amanda Burnside; several nieces and nephews; cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
Friends may call Thursday from 5-7pm.
Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Trinity Congregational Church 229 S. Main Ave Scranton Pa. 18504.
For directions or to send the family an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.