Peter J. Judge

Peter J. Judge, 69, of Avoca passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.

He was born in Pittston on Jan. 12, 1944, and was the son of the late William and Rosemary Scherer Judge.

Peter was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca. He was a 1961 graduate of Pittston Area High School. Upon graduating, he worked for Party Favor, Pittston. Peter retired from Thompson Electronics after 35 years of service.

He was a very active member of the American Pool Association, an avid fisherman and enjoyed the sport of golf. He was also a die-hard fan of the Rolling Stones, Penn State football, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Dolphins.

Peter was a very kind and giving person. He will forever be missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Maureen.

Peter is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Lucille Hunter Judge; and his sisters, Mary Ellen Paranich and her husband, Joseph, Lake Spangenberg; Judy Black and her husband, Paul, Lake Spangenberg; and Ann Marie Guido and her husband, Frank, Kingston; nieces and nephews, Keith and Kevin Paranich, Paul and his wife, Martha, and Christopher Guido and Kelly Apuzzo and husband, Chris, Eric and his wife, Erin Myers; his niece and goddaughter, Melissa and her husband, Brady Bacorn; great-nephews, Gavin and Ian Myers and Carter Guido; great-nieces, Ireland Myers and Madison Guido; his beloved bird, Rudy.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Lackawanna County, 967 Griffin Pond, South Abington Township, PA 18411. Condolences may be made at

Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2013