Robert J. Prushinski, 63, of Milton Terrace, Forty Fort, went on to eternal rest on Friday, May 10, 2013, at his home.
He was born in Nanticoke and was the son of the late Bernard and Mary Koflanovich Prushinski. He graduated from Nanticoke High School. He served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm and was in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. He retired from the Department of the Army after 33 years.
Robert had been a resident of Milton Terrace since 1987. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Swoyersville.
Preceding him in death was his sister, Margaret Prushinski.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Ruth Vikara Prushinski; son, Robert and his wife, Melissa, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Tracey Kopetz and her husband, Christopher, Bear Creek; stepdaughter, Jill Roth and her husband, Troy, Swoyersville; brothers, David Prushinski, Dorrance Township; and Michael Prushinski, Plains Township; sisters, Mary Bilko, Nanticoke; and Bernice Shipp, Nanticoke; five grandchildren, Nevaeha, Matthew, Jordon, Alexa and Grace; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Piasneschi officiating. The interment with military honors will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Swoyersville. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for the Mass.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.
Memorial contributions can be made to Fallen Soldiers or the
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