For Immediate Assistance

Eleanor T. Banyar, R.N.

Friday, July 22, 1927Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Eleanor T. Banyar, R.N., 91, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 27, 2019, at The Gardens at East Mountain, Wilkes-Barre, where she had been a guest for the past ten months.

Her beloved husband was the late William C. Banyar who passed away on June 18, 1988. William and Eleanor were blessed to share nearly 30 years of marriage.

Born on July 22, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, Eleanor was one of four children born to the late John and Helen (Felicko) Sharaba.

Raised in the North-End section of Wilkes-Barre, Eleanor was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School. She went on to further her education at the former Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her certification to practice as a Registered Nurse.

Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was employed for over 30 years as a Registered Nurse for the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

A faithful Catholic, Eleanor was a longtime member of the former Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of her church, she became a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

In addition to her parents, John and Helen Sharaba, and her husband, William, Eleanor was preceded in death by her sisters, Rita Shurmanek and Florence Biros.

Eleanor is survived by her brother, Joseph Sharaba and his wife, Carol, Plains Township; her nieces, Donna Biros Kuzminski; Bonnie Biros; Marla Hill; Kimberly Clothier; Connie Barchock; and Leah Brzycki; her nephew, John “Jay” Biros; her eight great-nephews and two great-nieces; and her five great-great nephews and three great-great nieces.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff at The Gardens at East Mountain, most especially Sofia Tubolski LPN for the loving care and special attention she bestowed upon Eleanor during her stay there. They wish to also thank the doctors and nurses from Residential Hospice for ensuring that Eleanor’s final days were full of peace and comfort.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Eleanor’s Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her Pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Family and Friends are invited to call on Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville.

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

For additional information or to send Eleanor’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website,, or Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor’s memory to Residential Home Health and Hospice, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704.


Service Date
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am

A closed casket visitation for Eleanor will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 10:00 AM. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, will be the celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.



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