Edward C. Massakowski

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Edward C. Massakowski, 87, of Avoca, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.

Edward was born in Dupont on Feb. 12, 1930, a son of the late Lucia and Boleslaw Massakowski.

He was a graduate of Dupont High School. He also attended the quartermaster school in Lenggries, Germany, specializing in personnel management.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army of the occupation in Austria.

He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. His last working assignment was branch manager of the Avoca Post Office, retiring in 1996.

He was a former member of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Avoca and a member of Queen of the Apostles Church, Avoca.

Ed was past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8335, Avoca, and also served 25 years as a post director. He performed the duties of adjutant for a number of years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Bartush Massakowski; son, Andrew, in 2010; brother, John; sisters, Mary Montero, Anna Gawrys, Frances Capowski, Cassie Clarke, Irene Zuba, Lottie Makar and Henrietta Whitaker; niece, Patricia Jones; and his companion, Grace Preslock, on Oct. 19, 2017.

Edward is survived by three children, Eleanor Doban and husband, John, West Wyoming; Dr. Edward A. Massakowski, Bensalem; and Caroline O'Donnell and her husband, Steven, Lancaster. Also surviving are five grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and friend, Lola Chocana.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday 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 from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Military honors will be provided by AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston.

Interment will be held at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Elmhurst.

In lieu of flowers, donors may select memorial contributions of their choice.

Condolences may be made at www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 9, 2018
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