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Stanley J. Gravish Jr.

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June 13, 2013

Stanley J. Gravish Jr., 66, of Schoentown, passed away Thursday at his home.

Born in Pottsville, July 31, 1946, he was a son of the late Stanley J. and Kathryn A. Patkalisky Gravish Sr.

He graduated from St. Clair High School, Class of 1964.

He was in the Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Korea and Africa.

He later joined the National Guard and retired as a chief warrant Officer-W2 after more than 20 years of service.

He then worked as a correctional officer for the Frackville State Prison for more than 10 years.

He was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, New Philadelphia, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and a Lecturer.

He was a member of the Port Carbon American Legion Post No. 315, the Cumbola American Legion, a member of the Masonic Pulaski Lodge No. 216 in Pottsville, and he was a member of the Weekend Warriors.

He loved boating and fishing with his wife and granddaughters and he enjoyed meeting his retired friends from the military and the Frackville State Prison for breakfast.

Stanley is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathryn J. Tokanets Gravish, Schoentown; a son, Stanley Shawn Gravish and his wife, Brandi, and two granddaughters, Haley and Hannah Gravish, all of Hamburg; two brothers, Ronald Gravish, Five Points, Cumbola, and Leonard Gravish, Pottsville; four nieces; and a nephew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, New Philadelphia, with the Rev. Ronald J. Minner officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon. Interment with military honors will be held in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Port Carbon.

Published in Republican & Herald on June 15, 2013
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208 Pike Street Port Carbon, PA 17965
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