Debbie A. Rokita




Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501

Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501

Howard J Snowdon Funeral Home

1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA 18509 Phone: (570) 343-0712

Moscow 570-842-8501 and Scranton 570-343-0712
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Debbie A. Rokita

October 31, 2017
Debbie A. Rokita, 58, of North Scranton died Tuesday at Moses Taylor Hospital following an illness. Her husband of 34 years and high school sweetheart is John C. Rokita.

Born July 1, 1959, in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Robert and JoAnne (King) Maher. Debbie was educated in the Scranton schools and was employed by the Scranton School District.
Debbie was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Church of Mary, Mother of God Parish in Scranton.

Debbie was the matriarch of our family. Her family was of utmost importance. Debbie always prepared delicious meals, and holiday gatherings were her niche. She enjoyed motorcycling with her husband and even drove her own bike. She enjoyed volunteering in the snack shack at the North Scranton Vikings field, where she kept her hot sauce recipe a secret. You could find Debbie around town with her sidekick, Leonard, and her nieces who were her pride and joy.

The family would like to thank the staff, doctors and nurses of the ICU at Moses Taylor Hospital, Hospice Compassionate Care, and to Oradell Banker for her patience and kindness through our difficult time.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brother, Thomas Maher and wife, Lynn; aunts, uncles; brother and sisters-in- law; beloved nieces and nephews; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert “Peg” Maher and Frankie “Shooter” Maher.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish, 316 William St., Scranton.

Interment and committal service will be conducted at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may call:
Today from 4 until 8 p.m. in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton.

One Response to “Debbie A. Rokita”

  1. Bonnie Markowski says:

    Dear John and family,
    Al and I were so shocked and saddened to hear about Debbie’s passing.
    Although we didn’t see each other a great deal, we will always
    remember the fun times we had with all of you from the bike club. We
    will keep you all in our prayers and may Debbie rest in peace. Love
    Bonnie and Al Markowski

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