Jean J. Arnold, of Scranton died Tuesday February 26, 2019 at Elmcroft of Mid Valley following a brief illness. She was the widow of Robert C. Arnold who passed away in 2006.
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Born and raised in the Bellevue section of Scranton, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Kusy. Educated in Scranton schools, prior to retirement she had jobs in a local cigar factory and was a very well-known babysitter with a professional babysitting agency.
Jean was a very social person and was active in the ladies’ auxiliary at American Legion Post 948, Nativity Golden Age Club, After “50” Club at Sacred Heart, Senior Centers, Women of Hickory, and the 2nd Cup of Coffee. She was very proud of all her accomplishments and volunteer work.
Jean’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Richard Martin, the Geneva House where she resided for 10 years, Clarks Summit Senior Living, Elmcroft of Mid Valley, and VNA Hospice for all of their outstanding, kind, and compassionate care that all of their nurses and staff provided. They were true angels to Jean.
Surviving are daughters Diann Reap and husband Michael, Scranton and Debbie Shea and husband Daniel, Madison Twp.; son Bob Arnold and wife Karen, Bethlehem; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters Loretta Ocweija and Wanda Krupka; brothers Julius and John Kusy
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 am in the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, 435 Hickory St., Scranton, with Rev. Dr. Murray Joseph Thompson officiating. Interment in Pittston Avenue Cemetery, Scranton will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Street Presbyterian Church 435 Hickory St., Scranton, PA 18505 or to VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, PA 18447.
Arrangements and on-site cremation are under the care and direction of the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave. Scranton.