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Shirley Nitka

June 9, 1943 - February 8, 2021

Service Date: February 13, 2021

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Shirley Nitka, 77, of Kelayres, passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.

Born in Detroit Michigan, she was preceded in death by her father John LaBoda, and her parents Joseph and Anna (Rudewich) Rapach.

She was a member of All Saints Parish, McAdoo.

She was a Registered Nurse before retiring.

She never missed an opportunity to spend time with her family, and spent many hours in search of the perfect giraffe for her collection. She enjoyed traveling to Atlantic City and Las Vegas with her best friend and partner in crime, her hubby. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years Eugene “Gene”; son, Eugene Nitka and wife Julie; daughters, Donna Brunelli and husband Timothy, Patricia Wolak, Linda Nitka-Moyer and husband Thomas, Mary Beth DeCaro, and Janet Nitka-Siminitus and husband Richard; brothers; John LaBoda and wife Susan, and John Rapach and wife Rhonda; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday 10am in All Saints Parish 35 North Cleveland St. McAdoo.

Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Parish, McAdoo.

McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements.


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