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Patricia Elizabeth Wood Marx, RN

May 8, 2013

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Patricia Elizabeth Wood Marx, RN, 60, of Clarks Summit, died May 8, at home. She was the wife of Dr. David E. Marx. The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary Feb. 17, 2013.

Born March 24, 1953, in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Janet Brooks Wood. She lived in Clarks Summit since 1993.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and religious studies from Marywood University. She received her master’s degree in nursing from Binghamton University and continued her education, receiving her master’s degree in theology from the University of Scranton.

Before her illness, she was a registered nurse with Traditional Home Health and Hospice, Dunmore. She also was a part-time faculty member at Penn State University, Worthington Scranton Campus, Dunmore, where she had taught nursing for more than 12 years. Pat formerly was a registered nurse at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

She was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit and its Women’s Guild and previously served as director of religious education for several years.

As a dedicated caregiver, she was a member of professional organizations, including The Jesuit Honor Society, National Society of Honors in Nursing.

Also surviving are her two sons, Joshua Yoder and wife, Maryellen, Cary, N.C.; and David Yoder and wife, Christine, Norwalk, Conn.; three daughters, Susan Jones and husband, Harold (Hodge), Cherry Hill, N.J.; Bethany Benko and husband, Bernard, Archbald and Kathleen Yoder, Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren, Nathan Kupus, Sarah and Hannah Benko, Morgan, Christian and William Jones, Quinn and Nora Yoder; a sister, Janet Leonard and husband, Donald, Kansas City, Kan.; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Wood, Chapel Hill, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Wood, who died in 1997.

Memorial contributions may be made to Traditional Home Health and Hospice, 113 W. Drinker St., Dunmore, PA 18512.

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