Chester F. Golobek, 86, of Park Towers, East Green Street Nanticoke passed away Friday morning July 4, 2014 at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre, where he had been a resident since December, 2013.
Born on March 3, 1928 in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late John and Antoinette Bielen Golobek. He was educated in the Nanticoke city schools.
Mr. Golobek was a veteran of the U.S. Army
, serving in Alaska during the Korean Conflict
. In his early years he was employed by the former Duplan Mill and Penn Footware, Nanticoke. Until his retirement he was employed as a store clerk/kielbasa maker with the family business known as Kuskiewicz's Market on East Grove Street.
He attended St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and later St. John's Lutheran Church, State Street, Nanticoke and was a member of American Legion Post # 350 Nanticoke.
He spent many memorable years at the family cottage in Shades Glen, Bear Creek. He was an avid fan of Duke basketball and was a lifetime Jitterbug and Polka dancer. Chester will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and especially for his devotion to his beloved wife, the former Arlene F. Kuskiewicz during her ten years of declining health and nursing home care. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2009 after 54 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by sisters, Ann Howard, Jean Romanowski and Julia Iracki and brothers, Edward, Frank and Joseph Golobek.
Surviving are his son, David Golobek and his wife, Megan, Hanover Township; a daughter, Pam Novakoski and her husband, Ron, Nanticoke; grandchildren, Brandon and Nicole Novakoski, and Jessica, David and Luke Golobek; a sister, Josephine Mioduski, Nanticoke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. Debra North, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, officiating.
Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township with military honors.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
If desired, the family would appreciate contributions in Chester and Arlene's memory be made to the
, NE PA Chapter, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.