First Posted: 8/10/2008
Marie B. Tirva, 87, formerly of Pittston, died August 6, 2008, in Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Jenkins Township on September 26, 1920, she was a daughter of the late John Elmer Trotter and Myrtle F. Eustice Trotter. She attended Jenkins Township schools. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the local garment industry and was a member of the ILGWU. She had lived in Crossin Towers, Duryea, for several years and was a member of its Social Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Tirva; brothers Joseph, William, John, Elmer and Thomas Trotter; sisters Alice Nelson, Eva Acernese and Thelma Trotter; daughter-in-law Anne Marie Acernese; and granddaughter Donna Marie Acernese.
Surviving are son Anthony Acernese; grandchildren Louis Acernese and Jacqueline Smith; great-grandchildren Shane, Tony and Danielle Acernese; Corey and James Smith; great-great-grandson Anthony Acernese; several nieces and nephews.
Services were August 9 at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, West Pittston. Interment, Wyoming Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to .