Dr. M. Peter J. Favini, 89, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Lackawanna Health and Rehab in Olyphant. He was the son of the late Louis and Kathryn Kozorek Favini. His wife of 66 years is the former Elizabeth Furey.
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Dr. Peter was in family practice in Scranton's South Side for 30 years. He was a graduate of the University of Scranton, Georgetown University and was president of the Lackawanna Medical Society in 1979. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his son, Dr. Peter and wife, Laurie Favini, East Stroudsburg; and his daughters, Susan and husband, Dr. Richard Yost, Cambridge Mass.; Karin and husband, Russell Collins, Scranton; Kristin and husband, Daniel Houser, Glenmore, Pa.; Lynn and husband, Mark Volk, Col., U.S. Army (Ret), Dalton; Lisa and husband, Atty. Michael Bailey, Wilkes-Barre; and Joanne Favini, R.N., and husband, Rob Stern, Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Matthew Yost, Russell, Patrick and Michelle Collins, Michael and Eric Houser, Mark Volk Jr., Nathan, Andrew, Courtney and Johnathan Favini, Kathryn and Joseph Bailey, Anna and Rachel Stern; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Josephine L. Favini, M.D., Ph.D., who died May 28; and his son, Paul Furey Favini, who is survived by his partner, John Reger, Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Peter was a truly loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather whose family was the center of his universe. He devoted his life to providing extraordinary care for his patients and in the process of doing so had the unique ability to relieve the fear and anxiety that often accompanies illness. He will be deeply missed but always fondly remembered by his family, friends and former patients.
The family would like to extend special thanks to his aide, Kathleen Pritchyk, for three years of extraordinary tenderness and patience, and to the staff at Lackawanna Health and Rehab for their excellent care and kindness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday morning at 10:30 at St John Vianney Parish, in Corpus Christi Church, Montdale, Pa., celebrated by Rev. Michael J. Kirwin, pastor. Family and friends may call Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Avenue, Scranton, 18505, or at the church from 9:30 to 10:15 on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul Favini Student Ambassador Endowment (018111) College of Fine Arts, University of Florida, P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, Florida, 32504. For directions or to email condolences, visit www.nwrfh.com.
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Published in Scranton Times on June 11, 2014