Charlotte A. Abda, 88, of West Scranton, died peacefully Sunday evening at home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Corporal James M. Abda, Sr., on March 30, 2018.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Michael and Rose Ayoub Simon, she was a graduate of West Scranton High School, Class of 1949, where she was head majorette. She was a member of St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church and its Woman’s Society.
She was a loving, generous, and giving woman, who loved to dance and was truly excellent at Lebanese cooking. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Surviving are her three sons, James Abda, Jr. and wife Trudy of Scranton; Richard Abda of St. Rose, LA; and Ronald Abda and wife Denise of Clarks Summit; five grandchildren, Melissa Abda, Christine Abda, Lauren Abda, Ashley Abda Liddic and husband Spencer, and Ronald Abda, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Tyler Zamerowski; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Atty. Michael Simon, Sr. and Charles Simon.
The family wishes to thank her care givers; Betsey Legos, Laura Janes, Danielle Hughes and the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for all of their care and compassion.
The funeral will be Thursday with a service at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave., Scranton, by the Rev. Christopher Manuele, pastor. Interment, Sacred Heart Cemetery, West Scranton. All those attending are asked to go directly to the church.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Savino Traditional Funerals and Cremation Care, 157 S. Main Ave., West Scranton. Carl J. Savino, Jr., Supervisor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, West Scranton.