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Jule Keder


Jule Keder of West Pittston died peacefully at Highland Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

She was born in Pittston on January 13, 1923, and lived in West Pittston all her life. She was a 1940 graduate of West Pittston High School.

She was a member of St. Casimir's Lithuanian church in Pittston until its closing. She then joined St. John Evangelist church and faithfully attended mass every Sunday until her health diminished.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank, her daughter Kathleen Pitcavage, her brothers Joseph Starolis and Peter Mordis, and sisters Frances Alexis, Margaret Schydlowski, Marie Jibblets and Jule Ripple.

She is survived by her son, Francis and her daughter Barbara Pumplun (Dennis), along with grandchildren Jennifer Jackson (Vince), Jeff Pumplun (Erin), Anne Zimmerman (Jon), James Pitcavage. She is also survived by 8 great grandchildren: Garrett Jackson, Leah Jackson, Colten Jackson, Jake Pumplun, Henry Pumplun, Chase Zimmerman, Ava Zimmerman, and Ella Guido.

She was employed at Pomeroys (aka Bonton) in Forty Fort in the china and gifts department for over 20 years. This job provided her with many loyal customers and friends. Her children always teased her that she never really earned a pay check as she was always a loyal customer of Pomeroys taking advantage of all the sales. She and her husband Frank were also very fond of going to the Big Band dances in the Valley and the Catskills.

Special thanks goes out to her caregiver, Jane Roche, for looking after her in her later years. Also, a big thanks goes out to Nancy Poder who was a significant part of her church family and who looked out for her in the earlier years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. The family will receive friends and relatives from 9:30am to 11:00am in the church. Interment, St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Care and Concern Ministries of St. John the Evangelist Church or to the West Pittston Library. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC., 251 William Street, Pittston.

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