Shannon Bickauskas, 35, passed away Monday night in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness.
Born June 9, 1986 in Scranton, she was the daughter of Margaret Arscott Woody and her husband Thomas of Taylor and the late Robert J. Bickauskas who passed away in 2020. She was a 2004 honors graduate of West Scranton High School where she was voted “Class Sweetheart” by her classmates. Shannon went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Marywood University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. She was a member of the Embury United Methodist Church and prior to her illness she was the curriculum coordinator at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Shannon was a kind and gentle person who loved Disney. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her.
The family would like to offer their sincerest thanks and gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Intensive Care Unit at the Geisinger Community Medical Center for the kind and compassionate care they afforded to Shannon while she was in their care.
Also surviving are her maternal grandmother Betty Arscott of Scranton; uncles Dr. James Arscott and his wife Dr. Karen of Waverly, Darryl Bickauskas and his wife Johnine of Jefferson Twp, Vincent and Scott Bickauskas both of Scranton; step brother Thomas Woody of Taylor; step sisters Melissa Rafalko and her husband Billy of Tennessee and Angela Maldonato and her husband Matt of Allentown; cousins Maureen Ross-MacCormack and her husband Fraser of Clarks Green and Kayla and Kase Bickauskas of Jefferson Twp.
She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Edward Arscott; paternal grandparents Vincent and Ann Jeremiah Bickauskas.
The family asks all attending the viewing and funeral to please wear masks.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10am in the Embury United Methodist Church 942 S. Main Ave. Scranton with Rev. Jeffrey Levy, officiating.Friends may call Friday from 4-8pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton and Saturday morning from 9am until the time of the service at the church.
Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.