Irene R. Briscar, 79 years of age, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio. Irene was born on October 23, 1934 in Lemont, Pennsylvania, the 13th child of the late Andy and Kathryn (Paroda) Lucas. She was a graduate of North Union High School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and on May 28, 1956, she married her loving husband Ambrose J. Briscar in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown. Irene was a member also of Jednota Branch No. 162 in Uniontown. A resident of the Mantua area since 1970, Irene had been employed as a telephone operator for Ohio Bell Telephone, and had worked in the cafeteria for Crestwood School System. As a faithful member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mantua, Irene contributed her time to assisting in the lunch room, as well as working for many years at the Ox Roast. Irene will always be remembered as a Loving wife, a Great mother, and Devoted Grandma (BaBa) to her grandchildren whom she loved scrap booking for, and a Dear sister to her siblings.
Survivors include her loving husband Ambrose at home, a son Andrew Briscar of Mantua, a daughter Jean Marie (Keith) Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, her grandchildren Dylan Briscar and Kaitlyn Rose whom she both adored, and her sisters Wilma Hanna of Eastlake, Ohio and Irma Yandura of Shamrock, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her siblings Johnny, Edward, John, Albert, Andrew and William Lucas, Pauline Billitter, Ann Pillar, Kathryn Pascute and Margaret Hardy. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua, where prayers will be said Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mantua with Rev. Michael Garvey officiating. Final resting place will follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township, Ohio. Her obituary is at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 1-14 & 15-14)