In Loving Memory of Teresa Elizabeth Malinchak (DeMarco)

Teresa Elizabeth Malinchak (DeMarco)

Teresa Elizabeth Malinchak (DeMarco)

Scranton, PA October 1, 1953 ~ May 26, 2018 Date of Service: June 2, 2018

Teresa Elizabeth Malinchak (DeMarco), 64, resident of Scranton, died Saturday evening at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, following an illness where she was surrounded by her family. 

Born Oct. 1, 1953, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Anne Wohar Malinchak, of Dunmore, and the late Frank J. Malinchak, she was a loving mother, daughter, sister, niece and friend. 

Teresa is survived by her mother, Anne; sister, Christina Tomko and husband, Paul Tomko, Jessup; and brother, David Malinchak, Dunmore. She is also survived by a son, Dr. Patrick Joseph DeMarco III and wife, Lisa, Jacksonville, Fla.; son, Christopher DeMarco, Scranton; two grandsons, Patrick Joseph DeMarco IV; and Matthew DeMarco, Jacksonville, Fla.; an aunt, Mary Wohar, Dunmore, who has lived with the family since her childhood; and her uncle, George Wohar and wife, Sally, North Plainfield, N.J.

Teresa earned an associate degree as valedictorian from Lackawanna College and Bachelor of Arts as a cum laude graduate from the University of Scranton. She then earned dual master's degrees in health and human resources, earning licensure as a certified rehab counselor. 

Visitation will be Saturday, June 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. with life celebration and services at 3 in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. 

Teresa was a firm supporter of all animal rights and no kill shelters. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Best Friends Animal Society, https://www.bestfriends.org/donate/make-gift-memory or check donations can be dropped off at the funeral home on Saturday. 

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Cathy Mazur
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Re: In Loving Memory of Teresa Elizabeth Malinchak (DeMarco)
Reply #1 on : Sun June 03, 2018, 15:13:41
Terri was a strong woman whose friendship I cherished. I was privileged to know her and admired her strength and capacity for overcoming many adversaries during her life. She was a true and trusted friend and she will be greatly missed by all you knew her.