Eaine M. Semonich, 71, of Olyphant, died Sunday evening at Elmcroft of Mid Valley, Peckville. She is survived by her husband, Stephen M. Semonich. They were married for 50 years on Aug. 1.
Born in Peckville and a lifelong resident of Olyphant, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella Kotch Wanas. She was a graduate of Olyphant High School and Marywood College with a degree in education and a master’s in reading. While attending college she was a hostess at the Charlmont, Scranton. She started her teaching career at Dickson City schools and then taught and retired from Mid Valley Secondary Center, Throop.
Elaine was a member of Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, Olyphant, formerly St. Michael the Archangel Church. She was an active member within the church. She enjoyed her flower garden and after retirement, the Teachers Breakfast Club.
She is also survived by a daughter, Jill Carney and husband, John, Alexandria, Va.; a son, Stephen M., Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Ainsley and Caitlin Carney; a brother, Joseph Wanas and wife, Joan, Archbald; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Wanas, Scott Twp.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, John S. Wanas.
Mass and viewing will be held Friday at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, Olyphant, by Monsignor Michael J. Delaney. Attendance is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions and will be by invitation only. If you would like to attend Friday’s viewing, please contact a family member.
Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.