Stanley Kalinowski

Stanley Edward Kalinowski, 77, of Plains Township, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Stanley was born in Plains Township on May 5, 1935, the youngest child of the late Stanley and Frances Skovronski Kalinowski. His wife of 55 years is the former Irene Balut. Stanley was educated in Plains Township schools, attending Sacred Heart High School.

Stanley served in the Army during peacetime. Upon completion of his military service, Stanley worked with his brother, Joseph, in the family produce business known as the Three Way Market, Miners Mills. After the business closed, Stanley worked for Glen Market, Moosic; Sunshine Markets, Plains Township; and the Price Chopper, Wyoming.

Stanley was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township.

He enjoyed watching old westerns, hunting, polka music and playing the lottery and other games of chance.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard; infant grandson, George Michael Henry; brothers, John, Joseph and Edward; and sisters, Jennie Spak and Josephine Kalemba.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters, Debbie Henry and husband, Michael; Darlene Hvozdovic and husband, Joseph; son, David and wife, Rose, all of Mountain Top; grandchildren, Lindsey and Michael Henry, Nicole Hvozdovic and Lauren Kalinowski; numerous nieces and nephews.

Stanley's family wanted to thank a special niece, Carol Frankovich, for her care and support.

In keeping with Stanley's wishes, the funeral will be a private service held at the convenience of his family.

Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., Plains Township.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township, PA 18705, or to a .

Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 19, 2013