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23 North 9th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: 570-421-7760
Fax: 570-421-1333
J. Elaine Stys

J. Elaine Stys

August 8, 1932 - December 30, 2019
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J. Elaine Stys, 87 of Stroudsburg, PA died on December 30, 2019 at Bridgeway Care Rehabilitation in Hillsborough, NJ. She was the loving wife of Edward S. Stys with whom they shared a beautiful 61 years together.

Born in Newark, NJ, Elaine was the eldest daughter of Arthur and Mary Horton. A resident of Stroudsburg since 1995 Elaine was an avid gardener and a very active member of the Pocono Garden Club for 20 years where she enjoyed numerous blue ribbons for her floral designs at the annual garden club flower show. She served as President from 2004-2006. She was also an organist for Our Lady of Victory in Tannersville, PA from 2005 – 2019. For many years in the 1980s Elaine was a CCD teacher at St Patricks Church in Belvidere, NJ.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by daughter Cindy Stys Decorges, her husband Guy and grand-daughter Ashlyn, a sister Marylyn Gockeler and her husband John of Easton, PA, sister-in-laws Gloria Surdykowski of Short Hills, NJ & Patricia Stys of East Stroudsburg and many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her sister Patricia Forder. Our Dear Elaine will be very much missed by her loving family as well as her game-day and other friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday January 6, 2020 at 11:00am at Our Lady Victory, 327 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville, PA. The family will receive friends from 9-10:30 at the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc. 23 N 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Elaine’s name can be made for the Conservation Camp mailed to the Monroe County Conservation District at 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

The Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home Inc. 23 N. 9th Street Stroudsburg, Pa. is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    January 6, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    January 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc. & Cremation Service
    23 North 9th Street
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  • Service

    January 6, 2020 | 10:45am
    January 6, 2020 10:45am
    Our Lady of Victory Church
    327 cherry lane road
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    Father Rich Czachor


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Posted at 07:49pm
Deepest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Elaine was an Angel on earth.
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From all of us, Brigita, Dieter and Petrina. We are thinking of you in your time of loss.
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Ken Kulaga

Posted at 01:13pm
Fondest memories of Cousin Elaine. Forever joyful, loving and caring. You loved family with a passion. Always positive and never a bad word to say. Your smile and love of life, God and family will be forever etched in eternity. We love you! Love always Ken and Hazel Kulaga

Patricia M Stys

Posted at 11:11am
My dear Elaine was the best (sister-in-law) God could provide me with in the whole world. We dropped the (In-law) cause Elaine was a loving, supportive, prayerful sister in my life. She was a beautiful inspiration to me and mentor in my life. I cannot express my gratitude for all she has done for me throughout my adult life. She lead by example in her spiritual life which was important to me during periods of my trials and tribulations with my Roman Catholic faith. She taught me to focus on Jesus, Mary and Joseph in my catholic faith not the people. Elaine and Eddie are very devoted to the Holy Rosary and said it everyday together. When we traveled together the three of us would pray the Roasry together.
I would like to thank all my prayer friends that supported Elaine and my family through Elaine's last year of her life in 2019. She was a very strong woman and probably would've lived to sto-lat + (100 + years) but it's quite evident that Jesus called her home sooner ... "God's Will be done .... not ours". I love you will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in Peace my dear Sister!
Love you .... miss you so much!
Please pray for me...
Patty XOXO

Cindy Stys Posted at 09:10pm

very touching Aunt Patty - I am sure my mom is looking down smiling....

Cindy Stys

Posted at 10:33am
She was the best grandma of all time. I love her very much. We used to cuddle up and watch Hallmark movies together. We spent a lot of time together. We would make jewelry. She made most of her necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I am still amazed to this day that she had so much jewelry. She loves me and i love her. I will miss your sweet smile and laugh.
Love Ashlyn your granddaughter.

Ashlyn Posted at 02:48pm

I love you Grandma From Ashlyn Decorges

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