Peter Stesney, Jr.
Peter Stesney, Jr., 87, of Allentown, PA, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Springfield, VA. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was a son of the late Peter & Kathryn (Cole) Stesney Sr. Peter served as a Merchant Marine in the United States Coast Guard for 17 years before retiring in 1988. Prior to, he was a Navy Veteran from 1942 to 1964, serving in WWII
and the Korean War
. He attended St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Cherryville, PA. He was a member, Chaplain, and Honor Guard group member for the V.F.W
. Post #7293, Whitehall-Egypt, PA. Also he was a member of both the American Legion Post #353-Northampton and Post #899-Walnutport. Survivors:
Surviving along with his companion, Joan Matuskowitz, of 17 years are one daughter, Doris Harness of Norfolk, VA; two sisters, Joann, wife of James Dale of Harveys Lake, PA, Pamela Hanley of Baltimore, MD; stepdaughter, Charlene A. Matuskowitz/Mateus, wife of Michael Petruska of Walnutport, PA; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. As a result of the accident, both his daughter, Laura Kordelski; and sister, Bernice Supinski passed with him. He was also predeceased by his son, Peter Stesney; brother, Carl; and sister, Kathryn. Services:
Funeral services for both Peter and his daughter, Laura Kordelski will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA, 18067. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the services. The Rev. Martin E. Nuscher will officiate services. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Inc. in Allentown, PA. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com
May be made to St. Pauls U.C.C. Church C/O the funeral home.