Melissa C. Coolbaugh, 32, of Tunkhannock, passed away unexpectedly on April 1st at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.
Melissa was born in Tunkhannock on June 30, 1984. She was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School in 2002.
Preceded in death by her father, Wendell R. Coolbaugh Jr.; brother, Joseph Coolbaugh; uncle, Daniel Drake; paternal grandfather, Wendell Coolbaugh Sr.; maternal grandfather, John Palmer; and maternal grandmother, Mary Anne Bartron-Drake
Surviving are her son, Callum Joseph Jurista of Tunkhannock; mother Elizabeth Palmer-Sholes of Tunkhannock; brother Aaron Coolbaugh and wife of Harvey's Lake; paternal grandmother, JoAnn Coolbaugh of Tunkhannock and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Melissa was an incredible person that loved spending time with her son, Callum. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Melissa will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her. “ Melissa was the most interesting person you'd ever want to meet, she was the brightest star that didn't want to dim, she was a rock star that never played an instrument, and that's what we loved about her.”- Aaron Coolbaugh, Melissa's loving brother.
Funeral services will be held a later date. Arrangements by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral, 73 W. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.