Barbrara Varaksa, formerly Barbara Jane Fritzen, passed away Thanksgiving evening at the Allied Services Hospice Inpatient Unit. She was the widow of Anthony Varaksa who passed away in 2008.
Born 1946 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice Fletcher Fritzen. She was a graduate of West Scranton High School and attended the University of Scranton, and was a lifelong and devoted member of Berean Church, West Mountain section of Scranton. Barbara retired from the Signature Building Systems Company and was recently employed as a bookkeeper at the Greater Pittston YMCA and Waverly Cabinets, Pittston.
Barbara loved all of her cats and took very good care of them all, especially Fluffy and Spookey.
Surviving are sisters Dorothy Davis and Cheryl Fritzen; stepchildren Anthony, Joseph and Alex Varaksa, Lenore Corey and Toni Marie Myers; an uncle Alfred “Fritz” Fletcher; cousins; a niece; two nephews; great nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother in law Ernest Davis.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Geisinger Community Medical Center Progressive Care Unit and the Allied Services Hospice Inpatient Unit for the excellent care given to Barbara.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton by Rev. James Buchanan.
Friends may call Monday from 10am until the time of the service.
Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to Berean Church 2754 Jackson Street Scranton, PA 18504.