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September 16, 1942 - November 26, 2021
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Eloise Therese (Carroll) Bartosh was peacefully freed from her battle with Dementia/Alzheimer’s on November 26, 2021. Eloise is the daughter of the late Joseph J. Carroll and Angela (Gannon) Carroll, both of Scranton.
She was a graduate of West Scranton High School’s class of 1960. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin from Marywood College in 1964. In 1965, she earned her Master’s in Library Science degree from Marywood College.
She was chosen for recognition in the 1968 “Dictionary of International Biography” and the 1969 edition of “20,000 Women of Achievement.” Throughout her lifetime, she served on many committees within the library community. She worked at the Scranton Public Library, as well as, the Lackawanna Junior College Library, the Bishop O’Hara High School Library, and the Marywood College Library.
Eloise was a loving stay-at-home mom, who nurtured her children well beyond their school aged years. She was an exceptional secretary for Saint Clare’s Elementary School while her children attended there. She served as President of the Marywood Alumni Association from 1982-1984, as is displayed on a plaque in Maria Hall. She was a proud Army wife for over 10 years. She volunteered countless hours in support of Army soldiers and their families through the Army Spouses’ Clubs at bases where she lived. She received numerous recognitions by Army Command for her efforts to support military families.
She was appointed Assistant Librarian at Penn State University – Worthington Campus in 1993 and remained as such until her retirement in 2005.
In her early years, she was the family babysitter and lifeguard at Lake Ariel, PA. She adored the lake! She took pleasure in helping to nurture her younger siblings. Eloise was a published poet, an avid reader, piano teacher, excellent cook and super volunteer. She loved nothing more than to entertain her family and cook delicious meals for them. She was always a great listener at the “kitchen table discussion group” which was held weekly at her mother and father’s home.
Eloise is survived by her daughter, Denise Zagorski and husband Dr. Stan Zagorski, along with her grandchildren, Stefan Makana, Zachary Kalani and Melia Angela, of Johnstown, PA; and her son, John D. Bartosh, along with her grandchildren, Isabel Olivia, Owen Rylee and Avery William, of Coeur d’Alene, ID. She also is survived by her sisters, brother and brothers in law; Joan Carroll, of Scranton; Christine (Carroll) Zwick and husband, Joseph Zwick, of Scranton; David J. Carroll and husband Jay Seguin, of Scranton; and Charles Gedman, of Scranton. She is also survived by many nephews, nieces, and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Catherine “Kay” (Carroll) Gedman, of Scranton; her Godmother, Rachel “Ra-Ra” Gannon; and numerous Uncles, Aunts, Great Uncles, Great Aunts and countless family members.
The family would like to thank Asera Care Hospice, Johnstown, PA and Quality Life Services – Westmont Woods, Johnstown, PA for their compassionate care.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, December 14th, at 9:15 AM from the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 1605 Oram Street in West Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Richard Fox, Pastor. Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Monday, December 13th, between 4-7:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marywood University Library, in memory of Eloise T. Carroll Bartosh, c/o Development Office, Maria Hall, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.act.alz.org