Donald Vincent McCloskey

Donald Vincent McCloskey of Lehman Twp., formerly of Taylor, died Monday at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Harveys Lake. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Ann McCloskey. They spent 37 wonderful years together as husband and wife.

Born in Scranton on Oct. 17, 1937, he was the son of the late Francis and Miriam Whalen McCloskey. He was a 1957 graduate of St. Francis Preparatory School, Spring Grove. He attended Notre Dame University and St. Francis University of Loretto. He was employed as a salesman and manager for many years, including at Bell Electric, Scranton, and finally retiring from Bob O'Leary Sports Supplements, Scranton. He was also deputy district governor for the Lions Club and spent many years volunteering.

He was a loving father and husband. He can be fondly remembered for his love of sports. He volunteered many years as a coach and served as president of Taylor Miss-E softball league. He coached many teams at the Taylor Community Basketball League and was a scorekeeper for the Bishop Hannan girls basketball team. He loved his Eagles, Phillies and beloved Notre Dame until the end.

Surviving are a son, Joseph Kadlubowski, Dickson City; two daughters, Ann Marie Michlowski, Virginia; and Kelly Sabaluski, Lehman; a cousin, Patricia Williams, Scranton, who he considered a sister; and many grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

Funeral services will be Monday at 8:30 p.m. in the Joseph W. Sznyter Funeral Home, 1101 Prospect Ave., Scranton, with the Rev. Arthur Davis officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call Monday from 7 until time of service.

Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 17, 2013