In Remembrance of Mary Patricia Howard
Mary Patricia HowardScranton, PA December 1, 1935 ~ July 26, 2012 Date of Service: July 28, 2012
Mary Patricia Howard, formerly of 917 Madison Ave. in Scranton, died Thursday at Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center. Her husband, the late Donald William Howard, Sr., died May 26, 1982.
Born in Frostburg, MD, daughter of the late Richard and Mary Mitchell Edwards, she was a graduate of Carver High School in Cumberland, MD. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a teacher’s aide in the Scranton School District at James Madison, John Adams and Charles Sumner schools. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church on Jackson Street in Scranton, and was a former member of Bethel A.M.E. Church. She had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and also enjoyed gardening and bowling. A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she died surrounded by her loving family.
Surviving is a daughter Darcia Chelak and husband Robert, Jermyn; a son Donald William Howard, Jr. and wife Maria, Covington, WA; grandchildren Dana and Dianne Chelak, and Andy and Danny Howard; a brother Russell Edwards, Rochester, NY; nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson St., Scranton. Interment in Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8-8:45 a.m. in the funeral home.