Marilyn Jane Valenzano, 89, of Scranton, passed away peacefully on January 3rd, 2021 at
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Marywood Heights Nursing Home, with her loving and devoted husband, Vito, and children at
Marilyn was born in Scranton on October 22,1931 to the late Willard H. and Evelyn Ludwikowski Biemueller and was raised by her loving Grandmother, Ida Biemueller.
Before retirement, Marilyn, was employed as a Home Health Caretaker. Caring for and helping
families was a job she truly enjoyed. She loved spending time with her family, and hosted the
best family gatherings, instilling a truly unbreakable family bond in her children and
grandchildren. In her days of retirement she loved planting beautiful flowers in her yard and
was an avid reader, reading too many books to even begin to count, mystery and romance
being her favorite. She also loved sitting side by side with, Vito, her loving husband
of 73 years on their back deck watching the wildlife but most of all they both loved watching
"their" hummingbirds together.
On April 12th, 1947, Marilyn married the love of her life, Vito A Valenzano. Together they moved
to Dunmore and went on to raise five wonderful children who she loved more than anything:
Vito A Valenzano, Jr. (Veronica), Michael Valenzano (Bonnie), Bernadette Streznetcky (Jim), Julie
Bannon (Jack) and Evelyn Beers (Ken), all of whom she is survived by. She was also a caring
and loving Grandmother to fourteen Grandchildren who will miss her terribly, Tracy-Lyn Casey
(Patrick), Karen Zemalkowski (Joe), Anthony Valenzano (Nicole), Michael Valenzano (Tracey),
Kristin Walsh (Joe), Christopher Valenzano (Gina), Jessica Streznetcky, James Streznetcky
(Tiffany), John Bannon, Scott Bannon, Vito Bannon (Jennifer), Nicholas Beers, Justin Beers
(Nicolette), and Melanie Crawford (Ken). Twenty four Great Grandchildren, two Great-Great
Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews were also blessed to have her in their lives.
Marilyn was proceeded in death by her brother, Chester Ludwikowski and her sister, Shirley J
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 am in St. John Neumann Parish at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St., Scranton. Family and friend may pay their respects Tuesday from 9 until the time of the Mass. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. All attending will be required to follow all the CDC and state guidelines including social distancing and wearing of masks.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave. Scranton.
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