|Death: ||Feb. 21, 2012|
Melba M. Abrolat died on Feb. 21 at Encore Nursing Home in Ellicott City, Md. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 63 years, Ernest.
She was born in 1918 to Oliver and Clara Jones Myers in Lake Ariel. She celebrated her 94th birthday on Jan. 30. Except for the past year, Melba lived in Scranton and Moscow all her life. She graduated with top honors from Technical High School, Scranton, in 1936.
She held several jobs throughout her life, including executive secretary to the president of International Correspondence Schools and general manager of United Vacuum in Scranton and was also employed by the IRS, Tobyhanna Army Depot and Harper and Row Publishers, before retirement. After retirement, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 16 years. She was a member of Elm Park United Methodist Church in Scranton.
Among her many talents and gifts were a natural talent for playing the piano and sterling penmanship and she was an excellent cook and seamstress. She raised her children and then cared for her mother and father in their later years.
She loved family gatherings and planned them often. Melba lived a long and happy life. She always had a positive outlook and everyone that knew her loved her. She loved and cherished all her family and friends and always reminded them to "embrace diversity." Words can never say how much she will be forever missed. She will live on in our hearts, never ever to be forgotten.
Surviving are three daughters, Ardelle, Lynn and Sandy, all of Ellicott City; a son-in-law, Gary Pakulla, Ellicott City; five grandchildren, Mark, Rebecca, Rob, Jennifer and Shannon; four great-grandchildren, Amber, Bridget, Natalie and Austin; numerous nieces and newhews.
She was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Martha Shaffer, Averil Myers, Robert Myers, Donald Myers, Roland Myers and Doris Santiso.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. Interment will be private in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Friends may call Saturday from 9:30 until time of service. For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.jameswilsonfuneral home.com.
Published in Scranton Times on February 28, 2012
Ernest Abrolat (1911 - 2002)
Fairview Memorial Park
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
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