Leo R. Koretz

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    - Deborah Padavan
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    - lorraine koretz
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    - Laura and Glenn Shaffer
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    - Jason & Stacy Weston
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    - Carl Orechovsky

Leo R. Koretz, 64, of Nanticoke, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at his home.

Born in Nanticoke on Aug. 18, 1953, he was the son of the late Leo and Sophia Semanek Koretz.

Leo was a graduate of Nanticoke Area High School and a graduate of Wilkes University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

He was employed by Guyette Communications, Larksville. He was a member of Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover section of Nanticoke.

Leo was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and spend time at his lakefront cottage. He was an excellent handyman, and he enjoyed going to flea markets and bargain hunting. He adored his pets but, most of all, Leo loved to spend time with his beloved family, most especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Karen Stefanoski Koretz; daughters, Lisa McDonald, Katheryn Malusky and her husband, John, and Kimberly Cooney and her husband, Sean; grandchildren, John Lee, Nolan, Brayden and Lawson.

A Panachyda prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley, with the Rev. Walter Pasicznyk officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Nanticoke.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. A Parastas prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Leo's name, to the Luzerne County SPCA.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 9, 2018