Raphael Allan Szumski

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Raphael Allan Szumski, 61, of Hughestown passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Dupont on Nov. 20, 1951, and was the son of the late Chester and Evelyn Smichowski Szumski.

He was a former member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont.

He was a 1969 graduate of St. John's High School, Pittston, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, and worked at and retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Karol Szumski.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Griffith; son, Richard Szumski, Duryea; his daughter, Tamara Orleski, Benton; his stepdaughter, Terry Griffith, Las Vegas, Nev.; stepson, Jamie Griffith, Hughestown; his brothers, Damian and his wife, Betty Szumski, Laflin; Gerard and his wife, Donna Szumski, Avoca; Matthew Szumski and his wife, Virginia, Dupont; Eugene and his wife, Rose Szumski, Dupont; Conarad and his wife, Mary Sue, Tennessee; and Edwin and his wife, Constance, Allentown; and his sisters, Bernice Ambrosino and her husband, Carmen, Hughestown; and Barbara and her husband, James Soya, Dickson City. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Janice Szumski; grandchildren, Tyler Szumski and Marissa Orleski; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

Online condolences may be made at www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice from May 24 to May 31, 2013
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