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Mary Ellen Woods Cronauer

March 1, 2019


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Mary Ellen Woods Cronauer

March 1, 2019


Mary Ellen Woods Cronauer, 89, of Wilkes-Barre passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.


She was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Attorney James McCabe and Elizabeth Ward McCabe.  Mary Ellen was a 1947 graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School.  She was formerly employed as a legal secretary for her father’s law firm, she was later employed by C.W. Schultz Plumbing & Heating and as a medical secretary.


Mary Ellen was a member of St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre.  Prior to its closing she had been a member of St. Therese’s Church in Wilkes-Barre.


Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond G. Woods Sr. in 1994.  She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Neil Wolsieffer; daughter-in-law, Sandy Woods and by her brother, James McCabe.


She is survived by her husband, Raymond F. Cronauer and by her children, Mary Beth Kenny and her husband, Tom, Charlestown, MD, Nancy Atherton and her husband, James, Mountain Top, Raymond Woods and his wife, Gina, Lewisberry, Sharon Lavan and her husband, Brian, Wilkes-Barre and Dr. Michael Woods and his wife, Mary Jo, Longmeadow, MA; step-children, Judith Belles, Duryea, Raymond F. Cronauer, Naples, FL, Barabara Krieger and her husband, Rob, Pittsburgh, Rick Cronauer and his wife, Lynne, Wilkes-Barre, Daniel Cronauer and his wife, Michelle, Mountain Top, Nancy Hooper and her husband, Brian, Ocean Pines, MD, Maury Steinkirchner and her husband, Michael, Langhorne and Karen Pavlichko; 27 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.


Mary Ellen’s family would like to thank Dr. Aliasgar Chittalia and her caregiver and nurse, Nancy Balester for their compassionate care.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 am in St. Nicholas Church, 226 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Thursday at the Church from 9 – 11 am.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701, the Wyoming Valley CYC, 36 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701 or to St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Mary Ellen’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.