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Genevieve Petrillo

Genevieve ìJennieî Petrillo, 90, a resident of Surprise Arizona formerly of Dunmore and Scranton, died July 13, 2004 in Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Nicholas ìPrimoî Petrillo in 2000.

She was born in Old Forge, daughter of the late Michael and Mary Shutack Schwab, she was a member of the ILGWU and worked at several garment factories in the area. She was a longtime member of St. Roccoís Church, Dunmore, before moving to Arizona in 2000.

Surviving is a daughter, Grace Scarloss, Surprise, AZ. Five sisters, Lottie Klemo, Oldsmar, FL, Louise Petsko, Taylor, Estelle Jussin, Romayne Damiano, Josephine Bolt, all of Old Forge.

She was preceded in death by three brothers William, Herman and Jerry Schwab.

A graveside service will be held on Monday at 1:00 pm at the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore. Cremation took place in Arizona.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510.

Local arrangements by the DeGraw Roever Strauch Funeral Home, 2031 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit

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