Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Mary Jean Hynick
Mary Elencik Hynick, age 74 of Hunlock Creek, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Hynick was born in Kingston on September 7, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jeannie Kuzma Elencik.
Mary graduated from St. Vincent’s High School in Plymouth and College Misercordia in 1965 with a degree in Home Econmics and later extended it into Elementary Education. She started her teaching career at Wyoming Valley West School District and later worked in the home based program at the Children’s Service Center. Mary raised her children on her own and always felt it was important to keep them involved in school activities and athletics. She always felt very fortunate to have spent much of her time on her Grandparents dairy farm in Vernon, as well as spending time in Plymouth, with memories of the ragman’s wagon and horn along with the ice truck with kids scrambling to get ice chips. Mary was a devout Catholic and was a 50 year faithful member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, cousin and friend to many.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Richard Hynick, who passed away in August of 1981 and infant grandson, Richard Joseph Sholtis who passed away January 1, 2009.
Mary is survived by her son, Richard J. Hynick and his wife Lisa; daughter, Jennifer Sholtis and her husband Michael; son, Jeffrey Hynick and his wife Reagan; daughter, Jessica Hurst; grandchildren, Ricky Hynick, Michael, Christopher and Julia Sholtis, Jace and Kate Hynick, and Matthew and Joey Hurst; cousins from the Frankonick and Kuzma families.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 10, 2018 at 9:30 am from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am from the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 State Route 29, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621 with Rev. Alex Roche, officiating.
Friends may call 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hunlock Creek.
The family would like to thank all of her doctors and medical staff for their professional and compassionate care and support in caring for Mary, including the nurses and support staff on the 5th floor of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478,Oklahoma City, OK 73123.