Judith Falzone Samartzis, 69, of Pittston, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Born in Pittston on December 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Tomchak Falzone.
Judy attended Pittston High School and graduated from Immaculata High School, Mendham, NJ and College Misericordia. She worked as a music teacher in the Delaware Valley School District, later teaching in Australia and retiring from teaching music at Seton Catholic High School. After retiring from teaching, Judy had worked as a secretary for Milazzo Industries.
Judy had a profound love for God, music, and her family. She was a faithful organist and choir directress at the former St. Mary’s Assumption Church, Pittston; United Methodist Church, West Pittston; the former St. Mark’s Church, Inkerman; and most recently St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston formerly Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. She was a member of St. Joseph Marello Altar and Rosary Society and Columbiettes. She was a past member of N.P.M. (National Pastoral Musicians) and P.M.E.A. (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association). Judy’s greatest joy was her grandson Carter. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and will be truly missed.
She is survived by her daughter Dora Sims and her husband Herb, Trucksville and their son, Carter; sisters, Antoinette Fath and her husband William, Pittston; Sister Esther Falzone, SCC, Mendham, NJ; and Marie Cunningham and her husband Joe, Columbia, SC; brothers, William Falzone and Joanne, Pittston and Joseph Falzone and his wife Annette, West Pittston; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church Saturday morning. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Mary’s Assumption Cemetery, Hughestown.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 4pm-8pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Marello Parish.