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Deborah "Debbie" Rusnock

Tuesday, May 27, 1952Thursday, December 20, 2018

Deborah “Debbie” Rusnock, 66, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her husband and children. She fought a long, four year battle with cancer.

Her loving husband is Gerald “Jerry” Rusnock. Together, Jerry and Debbie celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on July 25th.

Born on May 27, 1952, in Wilkes-Barre, Debbie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Hrycyna) Ference.

Debbie worked various jobs throughout her life, and she always took pride in her work.

A woman of many enjoyments, Debbie especially enjoyed playing bingo and cooking for her family. Above all, her greatest enjoyments in life were spending time with her children and grandchildren, playing board games, and going out with her loved ones to “The Grille” every week.

In addition to her husband, Jerry, Debbie is survived by her three children, Gerald “Jerry” Rusnock and his companion, Michelle Long, Kingston; James Rusnock, Swoyersville; Sherri Parsons and her husband, Bill, Swoyersville; her three grandchildren, Billy Parsons, Sydney Rusnock, and Ryan Rusnock; her brother, John “Jack” Tochenny and his wife, Linda, Swoyersville; her sisters, Barbara Miller and her husband, James, Shavertown; and Cathy Lamark and her husband, Jerry, Forty Fort; her brother in-law, Michael and Betty Rusnock; her many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and loved ones.

In accordance with Debbie’s wishes, funeral services will be private.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

To send the Rusnock Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website,, or Facebook page.



I was sorry to read about Debbie's passing and I wish to express my sympathy for your loss. I worked with Debbie many years ago at Marvel Kitchens and I remember her as a hard working woman. I often saw her at the supermarket buying groceries for a family member who was unable to do it for themselves. She was a very giving and compassionate person and I am sure she will be missed. Deepest Sympathy, Jayne Kolesa
Jerry and family........I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Deb Cantwell
Dear Rusnock family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Debbie. She was very much like a mother to me growing up spending many nights sleeping at your house and eating her homemade chicken soup, which is still one of my favorite soups ever. She was a hardworking Mom and she loved her kids so much. So happy my childhood included her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time Love Lori DeAngelo

It was really nice to be able to handle everything in one place.