Viola M. Hoze

Viola M. Hoze, 90, of Berwick passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Berwick Retirement Village.

Born in Berwick on January 18, 2017, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Toth. She was a graduate of Berwick High School. Viola retired from Wise Potato Chips where she was employed for over 10 years.

Viola was a member of St. Mary’s, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Berwick. She enjoyed eating out, going the Cherry Blossom Festival and Knobles. She also like going for rides, and attending picnics. She was very family oriented and loved any kind of family gatherings.

She will be greatly missed by her son, George and wife Margaret, Berwick; daughters, Kathryn Mizzer, Wilkes-Barre and Patricia Hoze, Berwick; grandchildren, Tracy and Matthew; great grandchildren, Johnny, Jacob and Kylee; brother, Fred Toth and wife Katrina; brother-in-law, Mike Durso, Berwick; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Corporal George A. Hoze, Sr. whom she married shortly after his return from service in the United States Army, during WWII. She was also preceded by her sons, Michael, Edward, Paul and John Hoze; grandson, Christopher Hoze; sister, Eleanor Durso; and brother, Nicholas Toth.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 East Third Street, Nescopeck with her pastor, Reverend Francis Tamburro officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Berwick. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 East Third Street, Nescopeck, PA 18635 to help defray Viola’s final expenses.

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