Debra A. Hyler

Debra “Debbie” Hyler, Scranton, passed away Thursday morning in the Allied Services Inpatient Hospice Unit after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Born 1962 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Louise Jordano Hubert and was educated in Scranton schools and graduated from the Scranton Technical High School.   She went on to complete her studies at the Empire Beauty School and worked for many years as a hairdresser on her own and in beauty shops throughout the area including Hyde Park Hair Fashions in West Scranton.

Surviving are her son Jason Hyler and his fiancé Mary Terrinoni of Scranton; her daughter Shawnna Kresge and her husband John of Doral, Florida;  brothers John Hubert and his wife Kathleen of Dunmore and Paul Hubert and his wife Mary Kay Gilboy Hubert of West Chester; her beloved grandchildren Gabriella and Bennett Kresge;  her Aunt Betty D’Andrea;  nieces, nephews and cousins;  her wonderful dog Sophie who she loved very much.

She was also preceded by death by her loving, caring and dedicated companion of 21 years Greg Smith who died in November, 2021.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday January 8th at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton.

Friends may call Saturday morning from 9am until time of Mass at the church.

Interment, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made in Debbie’s honor to Laura’s Hope Rescue (Finding Dogs their forever homes) c/o of Grace Hope Benson 3385 Forest Street Hop Bottom, PA 18824


  1. Angie Cardamone

    So sorry for your loss, Debbie will be very much missed. Sending prayers to the family. Heaven has gotten a beautiful angel because that was what she was, inside and out.

  2. Barb kizer

    Debbie ur were really nice to me gave me my best perms n hair cut wish got to know u more

  3. Karen Cooke

    Deepest condolences. I did not know Debbie personally but thru Laura’s Hope Rescue.

  4. Fay Reid

    Debbie you were such a sweet soul, you were always willing to help others! I know how devastated you were when you lost your soulmate Gregg, now you 2 are United in heaven!! You’ll always be fondly remembered.

  5. Wendy Spiteri

    Debbie you were a very caring woman. Thank you for your wish that donations be made to Laura’s Hope Rescue

  6. Lisa Ormiston Ryder

    I’m am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing.
    Debbie and I Grew up on the same block together and walked to grade school together.
    She will be missed

  7. Corey Budd

    I am very sos Rory about your loss Debbie you will be able to see on of my friends from school who passed away her name is Monique so hope you will love it up in heaven

  8. JoAnne

    Rest in Peace my Friend.

  9. Trudy and Jimmy Abda

    Jason, Shawnna , John and Kathy .
    We are so so sorry . I don’t have to tell you how I felt about Debbie .i loved her a lot. Jim and I had so many fun times with her and Greg . We loved hanging out out on a weekend evening, Going to park and places to listen to music, grabbing some fun and ice cream and just having fun together . She was an amazing friend ! We will Miss her ( and Greg) so much. Debbie was a kind , sweet , fun and loving person . She was a great hair stylist And had such talent. I enjoyed just hanging out there with her watching her”do her magic” .
    Our thoughts And our prayers are with you at this sad And most difficult time. We will never forget her And she has left us with wonderful memories in our hearts. When I pass by the shop my heart breaks and I will Always miss her terribly . You had a wonderful mom and a wonderful sister and she will be greatly missed. I am very proud to call her “my friend” and she will remain in my heart forever. Prayers to you all , Trudy and Jim abda

  10. Jeanne Schoen

    Shawnna, & Jason. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved your Mom. I met her 30 ys. ago. She was a good friend & my stylist. I will miss her. Please know I will keep her in my prayers. To her brothers John & his family & Paul & family sincere sympathy. Sincerely, Jeanne Schoen.

  11. Marion Sulz, Mary Jo and Carla White

    dear Jason & Shawanna , We are so sorry for your loss. I cry every time I pass the shop. I was just there in middle of october and she seemed fine. She was so bubbly and happy go lucky. Her and Greg , the love of her life, are together now. She will be missed very much.

  12. Ellene Godino

    Deb you never let on about your diagnosis. You are deeply missed by family and close friends. Last time we were in the shop was Sept. 29. You were taken to soon. You are now reunited with Greg and your parents. Deb you were always a cut above the rest!

  13. Kevin Creegan

    Debbie cut my hair every month for more than 28 years. She wasn’t just my hairdresser, she was my very good friend.It was with great sadness that I learned of her death.When she cut my hair we talked about our families and what was happening in our lives. It was always very clear to me what a good and loving person Debbie was.I will miss her very much,as I am sure her family and friends will as well.I sincerely extend my heartfelt condolences to Jason and Shawnna and the rest of her family.She will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Edna A. Hyler

    I’m devastated…. I will miss her forever even if I live in California, Debbie and I kept in touch often…I just spoke to her in Sept…..My family is from Scranton..hence Hyler. Debbie was a sweetheart… Heaven received an angel… Im just so sorry to lose her so fast…I know she’s free from pain and not scared anymore.. Lord take care of this one cuz she deserves it.. 🤧

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