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Eleanor A Kurilla

October 23, 1928 — March 13, 2010

Eleanor A. Kurilla, 81, formerly of Peckville for over 40 years, died on Saturday at Moses Taylor Skilled Nursing, Scranton.  Her husband, Stephen Kurilla, died on June, 18.  They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 23rd, 2008.


Born in Olyphant, she was the daughter of the late Andrew M. and Anna Fedorchak Kondash.  She attended Blakely High School.  She was a past president of Blakely High School PTA and Valley View High School PTA.  She was a member of Holy Ghost Church, Olyphant, their Confraternity of Christian Women and a former member of their choir. She was also, chairwoman of the March of Dimes for six years in Blakely/Peckville.


A dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed the Home Shopping Club, gardening and fishing, going on cruises with her family and spending time with them.


Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Markacs and husband Skip, Douglassville; two sons: Stephen R. and wife, Patricia Davey Kurilla of Olyphant and Richard S. and wife, Maureen Marcinkevich Kurilla of Scott Twp.; three grandsons: Stephen & Brian Kurilla and Jason Thomas; five granddaughters: Heather & Suzanne Kurilla and Angela, Jessica & Samantha; one great granddaughter: Taylor; one brother: Robert A. Kondash and wife Carolyn, Montana, a sister-in-law, Ann Marie Kondash, Archbald and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew M. and a sister, Mary Ann Hudak.


The funeral Mass will be on Tuesday at 9:30AM at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, 200 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. The Reverend Thomas M. Muldowney will officiate.  

Interment will follow in the St. Francis Cemetery, Eynon.


Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7PM at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant.


Memorial Contributions may be made to  Clothe-A-Child & Baby Bundles, 120 Willow St., Olyphant, PA, 18447 or Catholic Social Services, Wyoming Avenue & Olive St., Scranton, PA, 18509 or


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