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Mary Ann Egnotovich

April 26, 1948 - April 13, 2023

Date of Service April 19, 2023

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Mary Ann Egnotovich, or “Miss-E” as she was widely known, died Thursday evening at the Allied Service Hospice Center, Scranton. She was 74.

Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Orinick Egnotovich. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and received a Bachelors Degree from East Stroudsburg University in 1969.

Mary Ann worked summers while in college at the Windsor Hotel, in the New York Catskill Mountains and assisted in several basketball camps in the Poconos.  She was employed by the Carbondale Area School District as a health and physicial education instructor.  Miss-E enjoyed coaching and was the Carbondale Area Chargerettes basketball head coach for many years, winning the State Championship in 1977 as well as nine straight Lackawanna League championships.  She had continued coaching success in 1977 winning the Ladies League championship with her fall field hockey team.

She served as director of the basketball camp at Camp St. Andrews for several years and was a volunteer instructor for the American Red Cross and Heart Association teaching C.P.R. Mary Ann was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on May 6, 1990 and was recognized by Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 1996.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, Simpson. She enjoyed the family traditions of making Easter Pysanky.

She is survived by a brother, Matthew Egnotovich and wife Sheri, Ohio, a sister-in-law, Betty Estey, a nephew, Michael Egnotovich and Claudia Link, a nephew and Godson, Jonathan and Kelly Egnotovich,  a niece, Alexa Egnotovich, great-nieces, Sophie, Caroline, Juliet and Anna and great-nephews, Alexander and Nicholas, and special friends Barbara Swartz and Sandi Fofi.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael M. Egnotovich.

A Requiem funeral service was held Wednesday, April 19, in St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, Simpson by the V. Rev. John Sorochka.  Interment was in St. Basil’s Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral home, Inc., Simpson, Pa. for condolences visit:



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