Frank P. "Hank" Pauswinski, of Forest City, died Wednesday morning at home. His wife is the former Lee Johnson. The couple would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on September 1.
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Born in Camden, NJ, son of the late Michael and Tillie Pauswinski, he was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. He was a graduate of the 1964 GED class of the Forest City High School. He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater with the 3rd Marines 5th Division, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion Post 524, Forest City. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a construction worker.
Also surviving are two daughters: Linda Kutch and husband Frank, Napanoch, NY; Brenda Korty and husband Bruce, Montrose; six grandchildren, Frank Kutch and wife Lynn, Barbara Doolittle and husband Todd, Debra Haight and husband Matthew, Brian Korty and wife Ju-Young, Sharon Korty, Aaron Korty and wife Sandra; five great grandchildren: Alexa Kutch, Gillian Doolittle, Aidan Haight, Brendan Korty and Noah Korty; his adopted Hawaiian family, Sharla McCane, Onaona and Kawehi Thoene; Pomai Thoene and wife Carla and their children, Leslie Makana and Sam Thoene; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Elizabeth Romano and Mary Pauswinski; three brothers: Michael, Joseph, and John Pauswinski.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Ascera Care Hospice, especially Suzanne and Kristy, and the staff at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center for the excellent and compassionate care given to Frank. The family would like to give a special thank you to Rev. David Delzell for his spiritual care.
The funeral was held Saturday from the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street,, Forest City with Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Joseph's Church, Delaware Street, Forest City. Interment with military honors, Saint Anthony's Cemetery, Forest City. Friends called on Friday.
Memorial donations may be made to Saint Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 or the American Legion Post 524, 100 Dundaff Street, Forest City, PA 18421.
Jones & Brennan Funeral Home
430 Main Street
Forest City, PA 18421
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from July 2 to July 9, 2014