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Rita E. Klokis, 96, formerly of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey.
She was born October 19, 1914 in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Shoemaker Laubaugh. She was a resident of Brooklyn, New York from 1953 to 1976, and after returning to this area she resided on Espy Street. Mrs. Klokis was a member of the former St. Dominicís Church, Wilkes-Barre.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony in 1987, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Since 2003 she has resided in New Jersey.
Surviving are her son, A. Wayne Klokis and his wife, Deborah, Howell, New Jersey; grandchildren, Lauren L. Klokis and A. Brent Klokis; great grandson Ayden Decker, nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Benedictís Church, Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Lung Association, 71 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Condolences can be sent to the family at: www.eblakecollins.com.