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Judy Makuch (Kikuchi)

October 25, 1933 - September 30, 2016

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Judy Makuch, 82 of the North End Section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday morning, September 30, 2016 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains, Township.

Born in Fukushima, Japan, she was the daughter of the late Masami and Kuniko (Sakamoto) Kikuchi, and the only sister of Masaaki, Masanori, and Takeshi Kikuchi of Japan.

A native of Japan, she met her husband Chester Makuch, a United States Navy Veteran and Merchant Marine in 1962 and were married in Japan in 1963. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the United States and settled in the North End section of Wilkes-Barre for the next 53 years.

She was employed as a deli clerk at Sunshine Market and was a member of St. Andre Bessette Parish, North Wilkes-Barre. Judy enjoyed getting her Pennsylvania Lottery Tickets just about every day, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and enjoyed watching the annual Army-Navy Football Game.

She was preceded in death by her husband Chester F. Makuch on June 25, 2016.

Surviving are her sons Chet Makuch and his wife Lisa, Lincoln Park, New Jersey, and Thomas Makuch and his companion Jacqueline Curley, Wapwallopen, grandchildren Steven, Matthew, and Skyler Makuch, nieces and nephews living in Japan.

Funeral Services for Judy will be held Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, Pennsylvania 18705, with Father Kenneth Seegar, officiating. Private interment, along with her husband Chester, will be held in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA, at the convenience of the family.

Family and friends may call Wednesday morning from 11:00 am till the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 101 W. Frack Street, Frackville, PA 17931.