Stanley T. Bohinski, D.O., of Wilkes-Barre Township, went to be with Jesus after living gracefully with brain cancer. Surrounded by his wife and three children, he passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
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Born July 18, 1954, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Anna Militski Bohinski of Wilkes-Barre Township and the late Stanley Bohinski Sr.
Dr. Bohinski attended Marymount High School and was a 1972 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School, Wilkes-Barre. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, in 1976; his Master's Degree in Biology from East Stroudsburg State College in 1978; and his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He completed his internship from 1988-89 at Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia/St. Agnes Medical Center and his residency from 1989-91 at UHHS Wyoming Valley Family Practice, Kingston, Pa.
Dr. Bohinski received certification as a Diplomate with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He was Board Certified in Family Medicine and certified in Correctional Healthcare.
His awards included induction to the Board of Directors for the Academy of Correctional Healthcare Providers, Fellow for the American Academy of Family Physicians, Certified Correctional Healthcare Provider Award of Excellence 2006, Resident Teacher Award in 1991 by the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, American Osteopathic Association approval for non-osteopathic residency, and Physician of the Year 2003 from the National Republican Congressional Committee's Physician's Advisory Board.
"Doc Bo's" memberships included the Academy of Correctional Healthcare Providers/CCHP, the American Medical Association, Luzerne County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Academy of Family Physicians, Sigma XI, Society of Correctional Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.
Dr. Bohinski also published several medical papers and was a National Speaker for Correctional Healthcare. He was self-employed in the Wilkes-Barre Township community as a Family Physician since 1993 and enjoyed performing house calls for his private practice patients. He was also a Physician for Correctional Healthcare at SCI Dallas, Pa., for the past 18 years; the past 12 years being Medical Director. Most recently, he had been recertifying patients for Hospice and Palliative Care through Celtic Healthcare. He also was employed by General Medical Services as a Family Physician and the Team Physician for the Holy Redeemer Varsity Football Team.
Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Bohinski worked at Pingry College Preparatory School as a Chemistry Teacher in Elizabeth, N.J., from 1977-79; was a Chemistry Lab Instructor at Union College, Union, N.J., from 1978-79; taught Biology and Chemistry at Bishop O'Reilly High School, Kingston, Pa., from 1981-82; was a Biology and Chemistry Instructor at Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus in 1982; and taught Chemistry, Physics, and AP Physics at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, Kingston, Pa., from 1982-84.
Stanley was the most loving and caring husband to Barbara and the best father to Chesla Ann, Timothy Blaise, and Christopher James. His selfless nature allowed him to help many relatives and friends with numerous projects. He was a man of strong faith which he exemplified on a daily basis by living his life according to God's plan. He was a Eucharistic Minister and member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre, formerly St. Mary's Church of the Maternity.
"Butch" was a master craftsman when it came to woodworking and later in life took up symbolic painting and intricate paint by number. Stanley and Dad also enjoyed all things country, especially music. He and his wife celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in Nashville, Tenn.; the trip being a gift from his children.
"A.G. Nash" also enjoyed playing the accordion at family functions. He was a true family man and loved working together with his wife in his family practice on Nicholson Street, Wilkes-Barre Township. Dad loved traveling with Ches, golfing with Tim, and bird watching with Chris. He also enjoyed the company of his dogs. Although he was a man of few words verbally, he had an eloquent knack for writing his thoughts down on paper.
In addition to his father in 1991, he was preceded in death by his "Little Angel" in 1989.
Surviving is his wife of 35 years, the former Barbara Koretz; daughter, Chesla Ann Bohinski of West Wyoming, Pa.; sons, Timothy Blaise Bohinski of Mantua, N.J., and Christopher James Bohinski of Wheeling, W.Va.; sisters, Barbara Aleo and her husband, Vincent, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Donna Cigna and her husband, Frank, of Thornhurst, Pa.; brother, Robert Bohinski and his wife, Marianne, of Raleigh, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Marianne Pietroski and her husband, Edward, of Mountain Top, Pa., Lorraine Koretz of Maricopa, Ariz., Rosemarie Hughes and her husband, Howard, of Shickshinny, Pa., Charlene Coleman and her husband, Paul, of Chalfont, Pa., and Andrea Koretz of Mountain Top, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Koretz Jr. of Wyoming, Pa., and David Koretz and his wife, Promise, of Bear Creek, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre; the Rev. John S. Terry, Pastor, will be Celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call Saturday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013