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Adelaide Edith Holbert

Published on January 22, 2014

Adelaide Edith Holbert of Lackawaxen, PA died Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at VNA Hospice at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. She was 87.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Donald R. Holbert.

Mrs. Holbert was born April 23, 1926, in Hawley, PA, and was the daughter of the late Richard and Adelaide (Tether) Sennett. Formerly of Oceanside, NY, she was a graduate of Oceanside High School. She was married to Donald Holbert at Oceanside Lutheran Church on December 10, 1949, by Rev. Todd Abram. She had been a resident of Lackawaxen since that day.

Mrs. Holbert was a longtime member of Lackawaxen Fire Department. She also volunteered with Girl Scouts, 4-H and fundraising for the American Cancer Society.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two daughters, Gail Dunn of St. Petersburg, FL, and Sue Ellen Saad of Highland Park, NJ; two sons, Wayne and David Holbert, both of Lackawaxen; four grandchildren, Chris Howe of Lackawaxen, Chelsea Holbert of Indianapolis, IN, and Serena and Olivia Saad of Highland Park, NJ; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held on Sunday, January 19, at Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA with Pastor Mary Owens of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Lackawaxen officiating. Private cremation was held at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA. Burial will be held at a later date at Holbert Cemetery, Lackawaxen.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Food Pantry, PO Box 66, Greeley, PA 18425.