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Victoria "Vicki" Grzenda

February 25, 1927 ~ April 8, 2020 (age 93)

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Victoria Grzenda, 93 of Archbald passed away on Wednesday, April 8 at the Jewish Home, Scranton, PA.

She was the wife of the late Stanley Grzenda who died on March 3, 2005.  Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Fitch and Amelia Heinz Fitch Kisner. She attended Scranton Schools and was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

Vicki will always be loved and fondly remembered by her children, Stanley and wife Nancy, Jessup; David and wife Mary Kay, Walpole, Mass; Carol Weston and her husband Ernie, Peckville; Richard and his wife Elaine, Lake Winola and Jeffery and his wife Missy, Texas.  She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her brother, Alfred Fitch Jr., her sister Marlene Halupke and godchild, Charlene Fitch Kirchner.

Vicki’s greatest joy was her family.  She enjoyed cooking Thursday night dinners and Holiday celebrations.  She loved caring for her grandchildren and took great pride in their accomplishments. Vicki was a caregiver all her life.  She helped raise her younger siblings, worked for a large Jewish family as a teenager doing all household chores including cooking, cleaning and care of their children.  A selfless woman who never put a frown on her face but a radiant smile. She passed her values onto her children, especially her daughter Carol, where Carol took on the role of caregiver to her mom in her later years. Vicki was most proud of being a foster mother to 65 babies from St. Joseph’s Center.  She also was an accomplished country singer and square dance caller.  After her career, she became a homemaker which gave her the utmost pleasure. 

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.   A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Joseph’s Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA  18509 or the Alzheimer’s Association,

Arrangements entrusted in Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church St. Archbald.  For online condolences and directions visit the funeral home web site.

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Private Committal

Our Mother of Sorrow Cemetery
Finch Hill
Greenfield Twp, PA 18407


St. Joseph's Center Foundation
2010 Adams Ave. Scranton, Pa. 18509-1599,

Alzheimer's Association Northeast Region
63 North Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701,
Tel: 1-800-732-0999

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