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Lillian Manley

October 4, 1934 - December 20, 2023

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Lillian (Dzak) Manley, a longtime Dunmore resident, passed away Wednesday at Scranton Health Care Center after a longtime illness. She was 89.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life and best friend, Patrick J. Manley Jr., who passed away on Oct. 29, 2020. The couple was married for 55 years.
Born on Oct. 4, 1934 to the late John and Mary (Pasco) Dzak, Lillian was raised in the Pine Brook section of Scranton. A 1952 graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School, she initially worked for several corporations, the last being Minn Mining and Manufacturing, prior to her marriage to Patrick in 1965. Upon her marriage, Lillian began her own business, “Manley’s Corner Store,” located at 100 N. Main Ave., which remained a fixture in the heart of the West Scranton community for 35 years. An iconic face throughout the community and ever adamant that “West is Best,” Lillian was undeniably loved and well-respected by her countless customers. She took great pride in being one of the few women business owners in the area and always enjoyed welcoming the generations of customers who patronized her store.
Lillian was active in the Scranton community. She was a former officer of the Scranton Women’s club and, together with Patrick, she co-founded the Catholic Adult Club. Lillian was also a member of St. Lucy’s Church in West Scranton.
Lilian and Patrick would go on to raise four godchildren, Shing Fan Chan, Shing King Chan, Amy Chan and Michael Chan. The time she spent watching them grow up and helping to raise them was the happiest in her life.
Reunited with Patrick and certainly at peace, she will never be forgotten.
Along with the Chan family, she is survived by two sisters-in-law, Ellen Dzak and Kathy Parent; many dear nieces and nephews, including Tom, Terry, Robert and Tim Osborne, goddaughter Cathy Harrington, Aggie Holland, Patricia Hannon, Jane Osborne, Patrick, William and Mark Williams.
Siblings, Jack Dzak, Marian Fundak and Ann Dzak; a niece, Nancy Eimers; and a nephew, Chris Osborne, also preceded her in death.
Her family wishes to extends their gratitude to the entire staff of Scranton Health Care Center for the kindness, care and compassion shown to Lillian throughout her stay.
A blessing service is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., West Scranton. Burial will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow. Family and friends may pay their respects on Saturday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until blessing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lillian’s name to Hospice of the Sacred Heart c/o 30 E.D. Preate Drive, Suite 108, Moosic, PA. 18507.