Obituary for Lillian (Price) Gola | Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home - Wilkes-Barre
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Lillian (Price) Gola

December 3, 1948 ~ August 1, 2018 (age 69)

Lillian “Tootsie” (Price) Gola Lillian “Tootsie” (Price) Gola, realized her desire to give up her spirit to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and leave behind a painful, cancer filled body. She ran a valiant race enduring different chemo regiments. Born in Wilkes-Barre on December 3rd, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Vesta Jane (Beach) Price. Lillian graduated from G.A.R. High School in 1966 and went on to graduate from Bradford Beauty Academy. She was a member of Fellowship Church, Dallas. Lillian’s joy was shopping at yard sales, estate sales and thrift stores and donating winter coats to others where there was a need. She loved cooking and hosting holiday dinners and other celebrations for her family. She often said to Howard, “You are going to miss my good cooking.” She specialized in making her nut cookies, piggies, pierogies and soups. Besides cooking and thrift shopping, Toots enjoyed attending the Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table. She presented information on her great grandfather, Friedrich Bach, who fought in the Civil War and was wounded three times. She also attended monthly meetings of the Pennsylvania 76ers, a Good Sam camping club. The camping club afforded her the opportunity to travel and discover new shopping outlets In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anne Sherwood. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 51 years, Howard Gola; daughter, Michelle Dotzel and husband, Michael; son, Paul Gola; grandsons, Michael Jr. and Daniel; brothers, David and Henry Price and numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 A.M. Saturday, August 11th at Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services. 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Officiating will be Pastor Mark Ramierz. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Byzantine Cemetery, Dallas. Family and friends may visit Friday, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to www.kniffenfuneralhome.com.

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