Pauline Gulas

Pauline Gulas, Minersville, passed away early Tuesday morning in the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, where she was a resident.  She was the widow of Lawrence C. Gulas who passed away in 2004.

Born in Primrose, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Shimsky.  Pauline was a graduate of the Minersville High School and was a lifelong member of the SS. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, Minersville.

The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude and appreciation to the nurses and staff of Mountain View Care Center and Drs. Erickson, McKenna, O’Donnell, Rieder, and Miller-Schaeffer for the excellent and compassionate care they afforded Pauline while she was in their care.  Also, to Fr. Alexei who so wonderfully cared for Pauline’s spiritual needs during her time in the Scranton area and caregiver Annie Pepsin.

Surviving are her daughter Lauren A. Price and husband David J., of S. Abington Twp; son Kenneth Gulas and wife Janet of Orwigsburg; and grandson Kenneth Gulas.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Shimsky.

Friends may call at Vanston and James Funeral 1401 Ash St. in Scranton on Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Funeral service on Monday  10 am at SS. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church in Minersville Pa. with family greeting friends beforehand at 9:30am.

Internment, SS Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Minersville. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the SS. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church 558 Sunbury St. Minersville, PA 17954.


  1. Pastor Ron Murhon, Sr.

    Lauren, I am sorry to see your mother has passed on to the ages. Soon as I seen her name I started to think back the last time I spoke with you. Again I am sorry. Be safe, be blessed, Pastor Ron>

    • Thank you for your kind words, Ronald! Hope you are well!

  2. Denise Mirabello Shade

    Dear Lauren,
    Deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother.

    • Denise, so appreciate your condolences! Thank you!
      Hope all is well with you!

  3. Leah Ernst (Gulas)

    What a beautiful photo of Aunt Pauline! I want to extend my condolences to Lauren and David. Your mom was so sweet. I remember visiting with her and Uncle Larry growing up. I hope your memories of her bring you comfort during this difficult time.
    Love and hugs to you both.

    • Dear Leah,
      David and I thank you for reaching out to us. Your words meant so much.

  4. Dona McNear

    Dear Lauren, Please accept loving condolences from both Randy and me. I have wonderful, fond memories of her and your dad. Your mom was so beautiful and just adored you. Not to mention…she was a great cook! I’ll always remember her beautiful smile. I’ll be praying for your heart, mind and soul to be comforted. Dona xx

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