Ethel Kizer Bisignani

Ethel Kizer Bisignani, a resident of the Linwood Manor, passed away Monday evening after an illness. She was the widow of Joseph Bisignani Sr. who passed away in 2011.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pearl Cowell Kizer. She was a waitress at various restaurants primarily at Shookey’s Deli. She was a member of the St. Ann Basilica Parish.

Also surviving are sons, Joseph Jr. and his wife Gina; and William; daughters, Robin Kresge and husband Robert; Dianna Litts and husband Garry; Donna Bukoski; Susan Caswell and husband Dominick; and Linda Ross and husband Dennis; sister, Doris Fuller; brother, Gordon Kizer; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Roseann Bentler; and son, Edward; grandson, Tyler Ross; brothers, Andrew, Harry, Joseph and Norman Kizer.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. in the St. Ann Basilica, 1250 St. Ann St., Scranton. All attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton.


  1. David kizer

    I’m so sorry for your loss aunt Ethel was a good mother and a wonderful person and she will be missed by all who new her .

  2. Sandra Mullen

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many memories of hanging out in her kitchen on Jackson St. She was a wonderful woman. My deepest condolences ?

  3. Brenda Oselinsky Swartz

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Prayers and may God Bless.

  4. Eileen Raynor

    I am so sorry the loss of your loved one and the hurt in your hearts. She was a very sweet lady and always kind to me. You all are in my thoughts and I am praying for the family.

  5. Tish

    I am so sorry for your loss, Bobby, Melanie & Mariah Bentler. It is always difficult to say goodbye to someone so dear to you. Bobby, you will carry your Grandmother with you forever, as she left a loving impression on your life and your heart. Our sincere condolences to you and everyone who mourns this wonderful woman.

  6. Martinez Family

    Jovanna and Zane, I am so sorry for the loss of you’re Mom and Grandma. She was a very loving and caring person. Sending love and hugs. Our deepest condolences and prayers.

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