Florence J. Gregory


February 12, 2018

Florence Jean (Slusser) Gregory of West Hazleton passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving children on February 12, 2018 at the age of 91.  She was born on June 19, 1926 in Hazleton to Urias and Amy (Myers) Slusser.

Florence was a former hairdresser and life-long West Hazleton area resident.  She was a graduate of West Hazleton High School in 1944.  She went through beauty school as she raised her three children and went on to own and operate her own salon of which she ran out of her home for 27 years. She enjoyed traveling to Ocean City Maryland each summer with her husband and family. She also enjoyed traveling to visit her sister in Niagara Falls, New York, often.

She married Vincent Gregory on August 8, 1948.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Vincent in 1994; sisters Lola (Slusser) Schweitzer and Arlene (Slusser) Hesiner; brother Paul Slusser; and daughter-in-law Sharon (Slosser) Gregory.

Florence is survived by her daughter Nancy Fistilla and husband Victor, West Hazleton; sons Gary Gregory, Conyngham; and James Gregory and wife Noreen, West Hazleton; grandchildren Amy (Gregory) Barrett and husband, Michael, Barnesville, Elliott Gregory, West Hazleton, Kristopher Gregory and wife Sarah, Freeland, Ashley (Gregory) Murphy and husband Justin, Drums; Gifford Gregory, West Hazleton, Austin Fistilla, West Hazleton; Robert Cunningham and wife Nichole, Kingston; and Anthony Gutierrez, Wilkes-Barre; great-grandchildren Aiden and Braxton Barrett, Evan Gregory, and Kaydence, Mark, Bailey, and Kayla Cunningham; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 17, at noon in the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, with the Reverend William Fairchild officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums, at the convenience of the family.  The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Saturday from 11 A.M. until the time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice in memory of Florence are appreciated by the family.  

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