Maryann Pizzano Walker

June 27th, 2015 1:36 am

First Posted: 1/20/2013

Maryann Pizzano Walker, 53, of Forty Fort, went to see the Lord on Jan. 18, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of Mary Graham Pizzano of Exeter and the late Carmen M. Pizzano. She was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School. For many years Maryann worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Citizens' Voice. Prior to her battle with cancer, Maryann was an administrative assistant for FNCB executive offices in Throop, where she loved her job and colleagues. She also was a licensed notary public. Maryann was a member of the former St. Mary's Assumption Church of Pittston.

Maryann was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. She had a strong passion for caring for those in nursing homes, shut-ins and those less fortunate. Maryann also was known by family and friends as the Disco Queen of the '80s for her passion for all styles of dance.

Surviving, besides her mother, are her husband, Howard Walker; children, Jared Pizzano and Krista Celestino, both of Forty Fort; stepson; Isiah Walker, Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Barry Pizzano and his wife, Christine, Dallas; Carmen J. Pizzano and his wife, Irene, Exeter; Richard Pizzano, Hanover Township; several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m. from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pink Fund of the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.