E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705


Theresa C. Laubaugh

June 22, 1925 - May 8, 2014

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Theresa Chinca Laubaugh, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Commonwealth Hospice Inpatient Unit at St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre.

She was born on June 22, 1925 the loving daughter of the late Fred and Adalina Chinca. She was born and raised in Scranton and married the late William J. Laubaugh on April 3, 1976.

Theresa spent the major working years for Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania (now Verizon) in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia, and Kingston / Edwardsville. She retired in 1981.

She was a member of the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, Scranton, Telecom Pioneers, Central High Alumnae Association, Scranton, and a past member of Scranton Business and Professional Women’s Club, Beta Sigma Phi, and the Wilkes-Barre Women’s Club.

Surviving are several cousins, her husband’s nieces and their families, many friends, and most important her best friends, Jeanie Mikush and Michael Somoga.

At Theresa’s request a private funeral service will be held. Services will be conducted by Rev. Stuart Wilson, Pastor of Hickory Street Presbyterian Church.

Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.