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Clara Elizabeth (Winebrake) Adcroft, 85, Clarks Summit, died Friday in the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania. She was the wife of the late John Paul Adcroft, who died Jan. 22, 2011.
Born Aug. 22, 1935, in Marion, Ind., she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Davis) Winebrake. A graduate of Clarks Summit Abington High School, Pudge wrote the school’s alma mater. She was proud to be honored during the 50th rededication of the alma mater in 2016. After graduation, she went to Hahnemann School of Nursing, Philadelphia, but returned home before graduating due to the tragic death of her father.
Pudge was regarded as a specialist in the antique business, having consulted many estate sales and antique shows. She was the founder of Cider Mill Antiques and worked at Helen Schwartz Gifts, Scranton.
Pudge was active in the community and activities that her children participated in.
She had been a member of the Abington Community Library Board of Trustees, Day Nursery Association of Scranton, Meals on Wheels and Country Club of Scranton.
A gentle and kind person, Pudge was devoted to her family. She enjoyed gardening, golfing and decorating her home. Her gentleness and smile will be sadly missed.
Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Adcroft Jones (Robert), Dalton, and Jane Adcroft Kneuper, Ocean View, Del.; two sons, John Adcroft (Lisa), Dalton, and Peter Adcroft (Amy) Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Peter Winebrake and his wife, Rachel, Clarks Summit; 13 grandchildren, Sarah, Ben and Sam Russoniello; Jake and Ivy Adcroft; Cory, Drew, Anna, and Dima Adcroft: Nick, Sadie, Jack and Eli Kneuper; five great-grandchildren; as well niece and nephews.
She was preceded in death by infant daughter, Susan Adcroft; and sister, Virginia Ann Winebrake.
Services will be at a later date to be announced with interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Memorial contributions may be made to Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website.
Pudge’s care has been entrusted to the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service, Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Thank you for your kindness Cindy we appreciate all the support shown over the past few weeks.Sincerely,Jane and family
Jane Kneuper Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cindy Champlin Apr 21 2021 12:00 AM
Thank you Beth, I can remember you and my Mom having some kitchen table talks and a nice relationship. We are going to miss her, thank you for the kind words.Sincerely,Jane and family
Jane Kneuper Apr 18 2021 12:00 AM
Dear Ginnie, John, Peter, and Jane,I was so sad to hear of your mother's passing. She was truly a beautiful person. Her soft and caring voice remains in my head when I think of her. Your Mom always made one feel welcome upon entering her home. Please accept my sincere condolences, may she rest in peace. Sending you all hugs
Beth Haver Rice Apr 16 2021 12:00 AM
Thank you Faith, reading the stories, kind words and memories about my mom help to ease the sorrow. We appreciate your kindness.Love,Jane and family
Jane Kneuper Apr 14 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was such a wonderful lady and the adcrofts old friends of the Arnold family. We all have a few antiques from Your mom. Thoughts and prayers and peace to Jane and Peter and all of the family. Faith Arnold Schwartz
Faith arnold schwartz Apr 13 2021 12:00 AM
Thank you Mrs.O'Malley and family. You were wonderful friends to mom and dad and our family will forever have fond memories of time spent with you and yours. Knowing they are reunited again brings us peace.
Virginia Jones Apr 9 2021 12:00 AM
Pudge was such a dear friend to me and my family for a lifetime. She and Jack were such wonderful people in our lives. We all miss them dearly. Praying for you all. With love, Kay O’Malley and family.
Kay OMalley Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM
Mrs O’Malley and family thank you so much for the memories shared and support shown. You four certainly were the best of friends.Sincerely,Jane and family
Jane kneuper Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM
Jane, I pray for healing hearts for you and your family during this time. May the days ahead of remembering your mom bring you warmth and joy.
Laurie Craig Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM