Ruth A. Scarcella

July 9, 2022

    • Obituary
      Ruth A. Scarcella, 94, Hazleton, died Saturday at St. Luke’s Manor, Hazleton, where she had spent five weeks after a fall.
       
      Born April 16, 1928, in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late William and Blanche (Probert) Bell. Also preceding her in death was James “Jay” Scarcella, her husband for 51 years before he passed away in 2004.
       
      Ruth graduated from Freeland High School in 1945 and attended McCann School of Business. She did clerical work for most of her life and retired from the Hazleton Housing Authority after spending 25 years there as bookkeeper and then deputy director.
       
      Surviving are her son, Richard and his wife, Sandy, of Leesport; her grandsons, Eric and his wife, Jordan, of Lititz, and Joshua, of Los Angeles; her son-in-law, Bernie Yesenofski, of Zion Grove; and her brother, Willard, of Hackensack, N.J.
       
      Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter, Jayme Yesenofski, in 2020, and eight brothers and sisters: Donald, Raymond, John, Walter, Buster, Vivian Wrightson, Lorraine Uhrin and Betty Budda.
       
      She lived the last four years at Laurels Senior Living Community, Hazleton, where fellow residents and staff members became like family. Ruth’s family is so grateful for the love and care she received there.
       
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 15th, at 10 A.M. in Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.  The family will receive friends on Friday morning in the church from 9-10 A.M.
       
      In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Penn State THON or St. Joseph’s Center, Scranton.
       
      Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, Hazleton, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton is handling the arrangements. 
    • Guestbook
      Bob, Elizabeth and Aaron Rock
      It was with great sadness that we learned of Ruth's passing. She was a wonderful neighbor for 4 years, and a kind and caring person and friend. We were honored to be guests at her 90th birthday party hosted by her family at The  Top of the 80s. She was sharp as a tack and everyone present had a terrific time celebrating this fine lady's long and productive life. She will be dearly missed. Although we will not be able to attend her viewing and mass on Friday, we will be there in spirit. To her caring son Rich, her daughter-in-law Sandy, and her grandsons Josh and Erik, we offer our sincere sympathy for your loss.    The Rocks.
      Richard Schilpp
      Doris and I send our sympathy's to you and your family.
      Bernadette Valleri Montone
      On behalf of the Valleri Family, I want to express our sincere sympathy.  Ruth was a very good friend of our Aunt Carmella  ( Valleri)  Terracino.  Ruth, her husband , Jay,  Aunt Carmella and Uncle Vince would go out together many times.   Jayme and my cousin Gail were close friends as well.  I remember Richie  as  a young boy too.  We are thankful for the relationship Ruth and her  family had with our family.  Ruth was always such a nice  and gracious lady. Again, my sincere sympathy, Bernadette Valleri Montone
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