Bruce A. Leshishyn, 68, of Scranton, and formerly of Northampton, died Wednesday at Commonwealth Hospice. Upon becoming ill, Bruce resided with his companion, Irene Albasi.
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Born in Northampton, son of the late Wassyl and Elsie Lucia Leshishyn, he was a member of St. Lucy's Church, educated in Whitehall public schools, and a graduate of Whitehall High School and Moravian College, where he received an education degree. Bruce was a professor of English at East Stroudsburg University and was an Army veteran, having enlisted during the Vietnam War. Before retirement, he served as an accountant for several businesses in the Allentown area.
The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate care they showed to Bruce throughout his illness.
Also surviving are an uncle, Anthony Jordan and wife, Lillian, Palmerton; a goddaughter, Amanda Jordan, whom he loved dearly; and cousins. He received great joy spending time with Irene's grandchildren, Nicolo and Gianna Manzo.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church, by the Rev. Sam Ferretti, pastor. Entombment, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton.
Arrangements by the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Ann's St., Scranton, PA 18504.
Published in Scranton Times on July 4, 2014