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Anna Pashchuk, 94, of Nicholson, died Saturday at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. She was the widow of Harry Michael Pashchuk, who preceded her in death in November 2002. Anna was one of five children born to her beloved parents, Tessie Senishan Kurey and Michael Kurey, in Taylor, Pa., in Sloan Patch on May 20, 1926. She attended West Side Scranton schools. Anna was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 56 years; and her four brothers, John, Michael, Stephen and Eugene Kurey. She is survived by her beloved children: son, Paul Pashchuk and wife, Beverly; daughters, Audrey Massaker; Carol Huggler and husband, Bruce; sister-in-law, Margaret Kurey; 11 grandchildren, Jenny, Kathy, Paul Jr., Gretchen, Jason, Tasha, Alex, Lisa, Brooke, Erika and April; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter, Anna; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was a longtime member of the West Nicholson United Methodist Church and Loyalty Society. She worked as a seamstress in Scranton and Nicholson, but her primary occupation was as a farm wife and loving mother and grandmother to her family. She worked hard alongside her husband on the farm cooking, baking, gardening, canning and sewing. Holidays were a special time when she would cook delicious traditional Ukrainian dishes such as pierogies, machanka, halupki, paska bread, kolachi and poppyseed rolls. She loved cardinals, humming birds and watching Lawrence Welk, Pennsylvania Polka and wrestling on TV. She loved to tell her stories of growing up in Taylor, marrying and moving to the farm and raising her children. She was a caring soul who always inquired about family members who each held a special place in her heart. She always seemed to provide the most helpful words of wisdom and advice when needed and was our biggest cheerleader. She was strong-willed and feisty. As we said of her golden years, her mind was pretty sharp, but her tongue was sharper. Her family believes she was the best mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother ever and she will be greatly missed. Her legacy is that she loved and cared deeply for her family and they love and care deeply for her. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Nicholson United Methodist Church, c/o Diane Ditchey, treasurer, 44 Stanton Town Road, West Abington Twp., PA 18414.
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