In Loving Memory of Hildegarde "Hilde" Summa

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Hildegarde "Hilde" Summa

Clarks Summit, PA April 24, 1965 ~ September 2, 2016 Date of Service: Privately held

Hildegarde "Hilde" Summa, 51, Clarks Summit, passed away suddenly.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late Henry and Gerthilda Scheer of Philadelphia, Hilde graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She worked at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technician.

Surviving are two daughters, Ashley Summa, Philadelphia; and Gabriella Summa, Clarks Summit; sisters, Debbie; Elizabeth, Kathy; brothers, Carl, Eric, Heinze; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Summa who passed away in June of 2015. Also, her parents, Henry and Gerthilda Scheer; and sister, Karen Rotondo.

We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Hilde during her 51 years, among them: Never leave the house without lipstick.

She had a life-long love affair with caesar salad, anchovies, freshly sliced jalapenos, her homemade sauce, and anything spicy hot.

She excelled at growing fresh tomatoes in her garden, gardening, maintaining her house beautifully on the inside and out and running. She loved to create a sense of warmth and peace in her home for her family. It was typical to find her blasting Kenny G and Michael Bolton in the house with the crock pot going. She absolutely adored her husband and girls. And how can we forget her dog, Louis. She lived for them, they were her everything.

She left us with many memories to warm our hearts with love and laughter. She was the neighborhood favorite when Ashley and Gabriella were growing up, always playing games with the children. She liked to think of herself and quoted often, "I'm not just any mom, I'm a cool mom" and that she was. She will be forever missed by all that knew her. Her energy, laughter, and personality will live with us forever. She would want us to remember these happy times.

A private mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. A private interment will also follow.

Everyone who was touched by her is asked to celebrate Hilde's life in their own way; raising a glass of Pinot would be quite appropriate.

In lieu of flowers, Hilde would have wanted memorial contributions made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, http://support.pancan.org/goto/summafighters.

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Debbie
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Re: In Loving Memory of Hildegarde "Hilde" Summa
Reply #8 on : Tue September 13, 2016, 20:57:21
My thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life
Ellen Scatena
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SINCERE SYMPAHTY TO THE SUMMA FAMILY
Reply #7 on : Mon September 12, 2016, 13:33:13
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I heard many nice things about her. Another great loss to the GCMC Family. May she rest in peace.
Paul Shaderowfsky, MD
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Hilde
Reply #6 on : Sat September 10, 2016, 07:22:10
I have fond memories of Hilde. She was a dedicated MRI technologist, and always upbeat. She had a smile to brighten my day, no matter how hard we all were working. My sincere condolences go out to her family; Hilde lives on in the thoughts of any Radiologist with whom she ever worked.
Regina Mansour
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Hilde
Reply #5 on : Fri September 09, 2016, 19:20:34
I had the pleasure of working with Hilde @ the Scranton Regional Cancer Center many years ago. She was newly married @ the time & you could tell, very in love with Donnie. In Oct. of 2015 I met up with her @ CMC & she performed my MRI. We discussed Donnie's passing and her two daughters that she so loved & had such pride for them. She discussed how she was planning an upcoming dinner party. It's so hard to believe that she has passed. My sincerest condolences to her daughters & other family members
Renee DePietro
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Re: In Loving Memory of Hildegarde "Hilde" Summa
Reply #4 on : Fri September 09, 2016, 10:19:31
Ashley, Gabby, and Family,
We are all very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, loved one. Our thoughts and prayers
are with all of you. Cherish the wonderful memories. May Hilde rest in peace. God Bless.

Renee-Gus-Aaron-Amanda DePietro and Families
A. Latif
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Hildegarde "Hilde" Summa
Reply #3 on : Fri September 09, 2016, 08:55:11
Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.
Utter shock and unable to come up with words. WE share your sorrow and offer comfort, thoughts and prayers to the family.
God Bless Hilde and may she rest in peace.
Teresa Marino
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HILDE
Reply #2 on : Fri September 09, 2016, 08:06:48
Please know that we are thinking about you today. Ashley and Gabby you are in our prayers, your Mom was a fun lady. We always enjoyed spending time with her and Don.
Deborah Basalyga
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Re: In Loving Memory of Hildegarde "Hilde" Summa
Reply #1 on : Fri September 09, 2016, 04:46:04
Rest in peace Hilde... You will always be loved and missed. God Bless you and your family.