William Dorish, 93, of Plains Township died Saturday, June 15, 2013, with his family at his side at Manorcare Health Services, Kingston.
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He was born April 22, 1920 in Plains Township. He was the son of the late John and Mary Katsack Dorish. William was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II as a technician 5th Grade, Company of the 48th Signal Heavy Construction Battalion. He was decorated with the Good Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the American Theater Service Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal with one Bronze Star.
William was employed as a miner by the Superior Combustion Co., Wilkes-Barre, and by the Sincavage Lumber Yard, Plains Township.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Margaret Andrulavage Dorish, Plains Township; and daughter, Barbara, Piscataway, N.J.; his sister, Betty Reese, West Pittston.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township, with a Divine Liturgy and Requiem services at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church, Wilkes-Barre Township, with the Rev. Mykhaylo Prodanets, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas.
Family and friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Manorcare Health Services for the wonderful care and compassion that William received while in their care.
Published in Citizens' Voice from June 16 to June 17, 2013