The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 5, 2013

Georgianna M. “Georgie” Thyberg, 90, Mifflinburg


The Daily Item

— MIFFLINBURG — Georgianna M. “Georgie” Thyberg, 90, of Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 8:05 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.

She was born April 4, 1923, near Hroznova’ Lhota in Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late John and Frances (Rybka) Jurasek. She was married to Roy Thyberg.

When Georgie came to this country, her family first lived in Miami, Fla. They soon relocated and took up residence in New York City, first in Manhattan and then Queens.

She graduated from Hunter College in New York City with a degree in botany at around the time of World War II. This was a great achievement as few women went to college in those days, much less graduated. Georgie retained her love of flowers and gardening throughout her life.

Georgie worked in accounting for General Motors in Manhattan for many years.

She always had a great love for her parents. A lover of the arts, Georgie would visit museums and go to plays in New York City whenever she could.

While living in Mifflinburg, she was a member of St. George Church.

Surviving is one nephew, John Jurasek, of Orangeburg, N.Y.

There will be no public viewing. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church, 41 S. Eighth St., Lewisburg, with the Rev. Msgr. William M. Richardson as celebrant.

Burial will be in Mifflinburg Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Georgianna’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA, 17701.

Funeral arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.