Anthony C. Duskasky

Anthony C. Duskasky, 81, of Pittston passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

He was born in Jenkins Township on Oct. 5, 1931, a son of the late Anthony and Helen Gechunis Duskasky. He was a graduate of Hanover High School, Class of 1950. Anthony was formerly employed as a store manager at Pittsburgh Paint Co., Scranton. He was also employed by Matthew's Paint Store, Wilkes-Barre, Raker Paint Factory, Kingston, and retired in 1986 from Sherwin Williams, Kingston.

Anthony was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, where he served as an adult acolyte and a lector. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Moon Lake Sportsman Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Elaine Roos Duskasky, in 2001; and by an infant sister, Ann Duskasky.

Surviving are brother, Joseph Duskasky and his wife, Vicki, Wapwallopen; sister, Agnes Sulewski, Ashley; aunt, Anna Gechunis, Jenkins Township; sister-in-law, Joan Roos, Wilkes-Barre; cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Tuesday morning. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Kitchen Pantry or Health and Care Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Anthony's obituary at

Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 6, 2013