Mary Learn


First Posted: 1/20/2013

Mary Learn, of Ransom Township, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore.

She was the wife of the late Brian A. Learn, who died in 2002.

Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Antoinette Canonico Toro.

She was a graduate of Pittston Area High School and was employed as a secretary for the Ransom Convalescent Home. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and helped her husband on the family’s dairy farm. She was also an avid gardener and was a church organist and choir director for the Second Presbyterian Church of Pittston and the former Ransom United Methodist Church for many years. She was also a member of the Countryside Community Church, Newton Twp., formerly known as the Ransom United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, David.

Surviving is a daughter, Gail A. Learn, Peckville; son Brian A. Jr., and daughter-in-law, Sakhone, Westminster, Md.; three brothers, Joseph Toro, Chalfont, Pa.; Peter Toro, Ransom Twp., and Robert Toro, Colonia, N.J. ; sister, Louise Uritz, Pittston; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Kathryn Learn; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, from the Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., with services by Dr. Rev. J.P Duncan, pastor. Interment was in Newton cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or the Penn State IFC/Pan-Hellenic Dance Marathon, 210 HUB, University Park, PA 18602 ( www.thon.org).

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 418 S. State St, Clarks Summit.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com.

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