Rosemary Ann Manko

Rosemary Manko, Scranton, passed away early Wednesday morning in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness.  She was the widow of John Manko who passed away in 2012.  The couple had been married 29 years.

Born 1948 in Scranton, Rosemary was the daughter of the late George Karsnak and Mabel Karsnak Kosh and stepdaughter of Ted Kosh.   She was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School.  Prior to her retirement she had been employed as a CNA at the Adams Manor Nursing Home, Scranton.

Rosemary enjoyed time at the casino and feeding her two stray cats. She also loved spending time with her family. 

Surviving are her daughter Lori Prezkop; son in law Randy Richards; sister Marge Cimino; brother Mike Karsnak; her twin brother Jack Karsnak; granddaughters Monica Moore and Alexa Peters;  grand dogs; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband John Manko, and  daughter Lisa Marie Richards; brother George Karsnak. 

A gathering will be held Tuesday from 11am until Noon in the Chapel at Fairview Memorial Park 111 State Rte. 435, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444.   Graveside services will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to Sts. Cats and Dogs of Nay Aug Zoo (St. Cats Inc.) c/o 1900 E. Gibson St., Scranton, PA 18510

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash St., Scranton.

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One Comment

  1. Valerie Cameron

    Rose did not show up for her tax appointment this year, so I was afraid something was wrong. Will miss you, Rose. I always looked forward to seeing you each year. Your sad HR Block tax preparer

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