Marilyn K. Goeckel, of Berlin, MD, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, MD.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late James A. Kenney and Anna Callahan Kenney and was a graduate of G.A.R. High School, Class of 1950. Marilyn worked at Bell Telephone as a telephone operator, retiring in 1992 after 30 years of service, and enjoyed cooking, baking, and traveling. She was president of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Council Telephone Pioneers of America from 1993 to 1994. Marilyn loved spending time with her family and celebrating holidays, especially St. Patrick's Day and was very proud of her Irish heritage and kissing the Blarney Stone.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gerald C. Goeckel; brother, James D. Kenney; and sister, Ann E. Michak.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gerald Goeckel and his wife, Dina of Wilkes-Barre; Lynne Ruskoski and her husband, James of Berlin, MD, with whom she resided; grandchildren, Aleksander, Stanley, Fiona; nieces and nephews; and family dog, Skipper.
Funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10:30 am from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 689 Hazle Ave. Wilkes-Barre with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am from St. Nicholas Church, S. Washington St. Wilkes-Barre. Entombment will follow in Mary Mother of God Mausoleum, Hanover Township.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation on Monday morning, from 9:30 am until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre.
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