Madeline Saras


October 1, 2019

Madeline Saras, 95, of Hazleton, passed away Tuesday morning at her home.  Born in Berwick, she was the daughter of the late William and Eleni (Phigudas) Hantjis and was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre.

She was the owner of the Kopper Kettle where she enjoyed cooking and making soups.  Her hobbies included gardening, reading, and doing crossword puzzles.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Nicholas Saras in 2014, and brother James Hantjis.

Surviving are her son Lou Saras, Hazleton; daughters Betsy Moro and her husband Bruce, Tresckow, and Helen Rusk and her husband Todd, Kunkletown; granddaughter Cali Kissiov and her husband Peter; brother Anthony Hantjis and his wife Arlene, Pinehurst, NC; and 5 nephews.

Her viewing will be held on Saturday, October 5th, from 9:15 until 10:30 A.M. in the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, with her funeral service following with Father Gabriel Nicholas officiating.  Burial will be in Serb Montenegrin Cemetery, Jeansville.

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