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