Margaret Mazalin, age 99, of Forty-Fort, PA entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Highland Manor Nursing Center, Exeter, PA. She was born on July 23, 1920 in Midvale, PA to the late John and Mary (Szaniszlo) Ishley.
Margaret was a graduate of Kingston High School. She worked in the garment industry prior to retirement and was a member of the ILGWU. For many years she attended the parish of St. Cecilia’s in Exeter. Margaret was an avid crafter and was well known at local fairs for her unique pressed flower art designs along with many other beautiful pieces of handwork that she created.
In an addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Louis Mazalin, who passed away in 1981, their infant son Jeffrey Louis Mazalin, her brothers; John, Andrew, Michael, Joseph, Frank and Gabriel Ishley, sisters; Mary Kirvay, Rose Ziegler and Emma Mascavage and her son-in-law Lawrence Girard.
Margaret was the loving and devoted mother of Christine (Robert) Youngblood of Wilkes-Barre Twp., Kathleen Girard of Exeter and Lu Ann Skudalski of Forty-Fort and her companion John J. Hudak, Jr., proud grandmother of Christine Everett of Mountaintop, Lorraine (Judd) Jarden of Kingston Twp., Karyn (Chris) Carver of Shavertown, Thomas Skudalski and his fiancé Andria Wittel of Forty Fort, and Sara (Daniel) Stewart of Throop. She was blessed with the joy of 10 great grandchildren, earning her the affectionate nickname of “G.G.”
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 18th from 1:30pm until the time of service at The Episcopal Church of St. Clement & St. Peter, 165 Hanover Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, where funeral services will be held at 2pm. Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.disquefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Hwy, Dallas, PA 18612.
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