From Hazleton PA Standard-Speaker, Wed. Jan. 27, 2010
Pearl Mary Evancho, 86, of West Cranberry Avenue, West Hazleton, and a guest at Davis Manor, Mountain Top, died Monday at Geisinger Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
She was born onMay 19, 1923, in West Hazleton, daughter of the late Henry and Stella Tobias.
Pearl was a lifelong member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, West Hazleton.
Active in the community, Pearl served as treasurer of the West Hazleton Crime Watch for six years.
She was devoted to her family and was a very loving mother. She was a great cook, enjoyed polka dancing, and loved watching ballroom dancing and General Hospital. She will be best remembered by her sweet spirit and her beautiful smile.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Evancho, who died Jan. 18, 1984; and her brothers, Richard, Edward and Henry Tobias.
Pearl is survived by her son, Eugene Evancho, West Hazleton, with whom she resided; her daughter, Kathleen Wagner, Shelby, N.C.; and her grandchildren, Heather and Jonathan Wagner, Austin, Texas.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from John J. Pusti Funeral Home Inc., 480 W. Broad St., Hazleton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Transfiguration R.C. Church, West Hazleton, at 9:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the parish cemetery, West Hazleton.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Aprayer service will be conducted.
Memorial donations made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
For more information or to send condolences, visit www.pusti.com