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Betty T. Melvin


Betty T. Melvin, 85, of Pittston, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019, in Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.

Born in Duryea on December 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Yager Herman.

Betty was a graduate of Duryea High School. She had worked in the local garment industry. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Betty enjoyed spending time in her garden and loved to read. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene “Herbie” Melvin; son Eugene Melvin, Jr.; sisters, Veronica Stofey, Susan Menchi, Marion Mattioli, Lucille Herman and Helen McDonald.

Surviving are her children, Robert Melvin and his wife Deborah, Hanover Township; Patricia Healey and her husband Andrew, Hughestown and Elizabeth Tomko and her husband Jeff, Pittston Township; grandchildren, Andrew, Jonathan and Mark Healey; Gene and his wife Abby Melvin, Brian Melvin, and Rebecca Tomko; great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Madison Healey, Ethan, Henry, and Jack Melvin; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 9, 2019, at 9am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street Pittston. Interment, parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at the funeral home.

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