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GERALDINE M. PIZANO June 29, 1932 - April 13, 2020

Geraldine M. Pizano, 87, resident of Wyoming, entered into eternal life on Monday, April 13, 2020. For a short time recently, she was a patient at Wesley Village in Pittston Township. Born in Swoyersville, on June 29, 1932, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Saxon. Gerry was a graduate of Swoyersville High School, class of 1950.

She married Philip L. Pizano, her husband of 63 years on July 5, 1952 and lovingly raised their family of seven children in Wyoming, Pa. After raising their family, Gerry worked for many years as a trusted school crossing guard for Wyoming Borough.

Gerry’s focus in life was undeniably Family and Faith. She cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren always guiding and teaching the word of God which defined and guided all aspects of her life. Additionally, throughout her time on earth she served as a living example and dedicated member of the Catholic faith. Many hours of her life were devoted to serving as a Eucharistic Minister, CCD teacher, member of Christian Mothers, and bazaar fundraising chairperson all benefiting the Parish of St.
Barbara of which she was a member.

Gerry had many hobbies including sewing, crocheting, knitting, reading, bird watching, loved watching her New York Yankees, and found going to auctions a fun pastime. She enjoyed music and played piano almost daily. She and Phil enjoyed camping, square dancing, and taking trips to Lancaster in the Fall and Wildwood in the summer.

Preceding her in death is her loving husband, Philip; daughters, Catherine Pizano and Ann Marie Thomas; grandson, Donnie Pizano; great-granddaughter, Kalee; son-in-law, Duane Sbriscia; sister, Judy SaxonYaglowski; and brother, George Saxon. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her surviving children; Philip Pizano, Plains Township; Donna Sbriscia, New Village, New Jersey; David Pizano and his wife, Jean Ann, Swoyersville; Jeanne Wisnewski, Wyoming; Gerry Lynn Butler and her husband, Brian, West Pittston; son-in-law, Edward Thomas, Wyoming; sixteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Zekas of Dallas; brother-in-law, Joseph Pizano of West Pittston; and nieces and nephews.

Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming has been entrusted with her arrangements. Gerry will be laid to rest at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Due to recent COVID-19 recommendations and restrictions, the family will have a private viewing and burial. A memorial service and mass will be planned for a later date celebrating Gerry’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gerry’s name to Pennsylvanians for Human Life, 31 Hanover St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-3617 or Social Concerns Committee, Parish of St. Barbara, 212 Memorial Street, Exeter, PA 18643.

For more information or to send condolences please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com

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    Carole Gross Pearce says

    What a beautiful tribute to your sweet mother! You were all blessed to have her as she was to have all of you!

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    Angie Keefe says

    Jeanne and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Geraldine was a wonderful woman and I am very blessed to have known her. May her memory live on in each of you and you remember all the great memories you had with her. God Bless. Sending you all big hugs.

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      Joyce ( Bindus) Gallagher and Tom Bindus says

      Dear Phil, Donna, David, Jeanne, and Geri Lynn,
      We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We have so many fond memories of her throughout the many years as our neighbor.
      Our deepest condolences.
      She will be missed.

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    Jack says

    Phil, Jean, David and all – my deepest sympathy and condolences. She will be your
    guardian angel now in these trying days. RIP Mrs. Pisano.

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    Dolores McGill says

    To all family: I am sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I knew your mother for 40 some years, we met at her “croosing guard” station. She was always nice to my daughter. There will never be a sweeter or nicer, Mother, Wife, Grandma, neighbor , or friend! She will be missed. Rest in peace. Geri.

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    Joe Munster says

    Condolences to the Pizano family from the Munster family.

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    Nicole M Poyer says

    Jeanne, my most sincere condolences to you and your family. Such a touching tribute! Your mom sounds like a remarkable woman who loved life and lived it to the fullest. Grieve for a time but then rejoice. She is home with the Lord and reunited with her dearly departed.

    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.

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