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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.
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