In Memory

Mary Ann Kraska

Mary Ann Kraska

Mary Ann Kraska

Published: January 13, 2014

Jan. 10, 2014

Mary Ann Kraska, 58, of Mountain Top died Friday evening at Tate Hospice House, Linthicum, Md.

She was born in Hazleton, daughter of the late Walter and Veronica(Korpolski) Kraska. She was a member of Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church. She was employed as a medical technologist by the Red Cross. She was a member of the American Society of Clinical Professionals, Hazleton Ski Club and the Wyoming Valley Club.

She is survived by her brother and sister, Anita Kraska, Pasadena, Md.; Edward Kraska, Severn, Md.; an Aunt Genevieve Krasko, Hazle Township; two nephews; and several cousins.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Drums. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.

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01/13/14 06:51 PM #1    

Karen L. Martinkovic

My thoughts and prayers are with Mary Ann Kraska's family and friends...and have been every day since last year. Everything happens for a reason. When we were searching for classmates for our 40th Reunion, we sadly found that Mary Ann had been fighting a valiant battle with cancer/brain tumor. Dennis Gallagher and I had been given a precious opportunity we would not ordinarily have had - we met Mary Ann and a friend of hers for lunch at the Lehigh Valley Hospital cafeteria after one of her appointments in August, 2013. Through this tragic illness and despite it all, Mary Ann was fierce - kept such a positive attitude and that winning smile - I so deeply admire her courage and fortitude. I feel we were blessed and so fortunate to be able to share some Mountaineer memories and laughs and fellowship one last time. She said her favorite song was "Lady" by Styx and so, this one's for you Lady!

Bon Voyage ~ Go with God dear friend and classmate...enjoy all the overwhelming Love, Light and Peace where you are now - you so truly deserve and have earned it - until we meet again. ~ Karen M.

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