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Marian Tasker

May 16, 1926 — July 2, 2012

Marian May Tasker, 86, of Gilligan Street in Wilkes-Barre died Monday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley.

Born May 16, 1926 in the Georgetown section of Wilkes-Barre Township she was a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Basham May.

Marian was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School.

During World War II she worked for Western Union and later became communications supervisor at Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes-Barre and Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Plains before retiring in 1994.

Marian was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church in Wilkes-Barre. She was also a member of Irem Women's Auxiliary and the Antique Automobile Club of America.

A loving and devoted wife and mother, she greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, John Ross Tasker died July 3, 1997. A daughter, Betty Wolseiffer also preceded her in death.

Marian will be greatly missed by her son, Jack and his wife Dorothy Tasker of Mountain Top; grandchildren, Amy and her husband Robert Bruckler of Macungie, Lindsay and her husband John Barker of Wilkes-Barre, Kristen and her husband Eric Robertson of Harrisburg, and Danielle Wolseiffer Mullery of Wilkes-Barre; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Jordyn, Lily and Taylor Bruckler, Emma and John Barker, Marley and Braeden Mullery; sister Lelia Polander of Berwick; brothers, William and his wife Marilynn May of Wilkes-Barre and Sheldon and his wife Margaret May of Valley of Lakes in Hazleton; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pastor Shawn Walker of First Baptist Church will lead the Celebration of Marian’s Life on Friday at 10 AM at McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service, 142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Mount Greenwood Cemetery in Trucksville.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's on Thursday from 5 to 8 PM.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Shriners Hospitals, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

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