Mrs. Mary L. Black, 81, of Main St., Laporte, passed away at The Highlands, Laporte, early Monday morning, March
Born in Laceyville on Oct. 16, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Clifford G. and Eva Manzer Pickett. She and her husband of 58 years, William T. Black, were married July 8, 1943.
Mrs. Black was a graduate of the Laceyville High School class of 1938; she was also a graduate of the Scranton Business College. After college, she was a secretary for the PA State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
Mrs. Black was a resident of Laporte for many years. While living in Laporte, she was a member of the Laporte United Methodist Church, the Republican Women’s Club of Sullivan County and the Laporte Women’s Club and was a past member of the Laporte School Board.
She is survived by her husband of Laporte; a son, James A. Black, Lt. Colonel, Retired and wife Elizabeth of Fayetteville, NC; daughters, Christina L. Keller and her husband Neil of Jersey Shore and Paula Holcombe and husband Richard of Novi, MI; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clifford Pickett, in 1988.
Memorial graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville, with Rev. Robert Brown of Laporte United Methodist Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Laporte Memorial Tree Fund, c/o Mrs. Marjorie Worthington, Laporte, PA 18626 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central PA Chapter, 2209 Forest Hills Dr., Suite 18, Harrisburg, PA 1711.
Memorial services were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.