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Verneda Little Pajor

June 5, 1933 - January 23, 2021

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Verneda (Little) Pajor, age 87, of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday evening at Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Chester J. Pajor, on July 2, 1992.
Born in Loretto on June 5, 1933, daughter of the late Edward and Susan (Biller) Little, Verneda was a graduate of Cresson Joint High School. Upon marriage, she lived in Garfield, New Jersey and then Milton, New Jersey, for 25 years. In Milton, she not only raised her family but also became an active part of the community. She worked at Oak Ridge Pharmacy, and was a perpetual volunteer at Milton Elementary, where she also served as a school lunch attendant.
Verneda was an avid reader, enjoyed caring for her home and yard, and bird watching. Her favorite pastime was traveling, especially to visit her family. She became the matriarch of the Little family and always let her loved ones know she was thinking of them with a greeting card or phone call. Her acts of kindness and love made a difference and will never be forgotten.
A devoted Roman Catholic, she was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish in Nanticoke.
She is also survived by her loving family, three children, Sandra Tarleton and husband Dr. Daniel Tench of Athens, Georgia, John (Jack) Pajor and wife Paula of Old Forge and Rob Pajor and Luzi Arrieta of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren, Dr. Jessica Tarleton and husband Dr. Charles Rosenberg of Charleston, S.C., Zachary Tarleton and partner Summer Lynch of Haines, AK and Jonathan Tarleton and wife Haleemah Qureshi of Boston, MA., Amanda Duffy and husband Michael of Newtown Square and Erin Hudak and partner Ryan Moss of Old Forge; ten great grandchildren, sisters, Lois Mozzocco and husband Ronald of Cresson and Judith Ketner and husband Ronald of Marriottsville, MD., Brother-In-Law Thomas Latterner and wife Stephanie; and many nieces and nephews. Verneda also helped raise many of Nanticoke’s children during her years working at The Learning Station.
A brother, Thomas Little; and sisters, Lorraine Eckenrode, Bernadette Carns and Doris Latterner, also preceded her in death.
Her family would like to acknowledge Verneda’s amazing close friends, the staff and friends at the Nanticoke Active Adult Center, and her caregivers at Wilkes-Barre General.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday at 10:00AM at Saint Faustina Kowalska Parish, 520 S. Hanover Street in Nanticoke, to be celebrated by Rev. James R. Nash, Pastor. Private burial, Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Saturday from 9:00AM until Mass at the church and on Friday between 5-7:00PM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Verneda’s name to the Rose Tucker Nanticoke Active Adult Center c/o 145 E. Green St., Nanticoke Pa. 18634.