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Edward J. Lepkoski

Edward J. Lepkoski of Moosic passed away on January 10, 2013, at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a brief illness. He went peacefully surrounded by the love of his family.

Born in Jessup on May 4, 1935, he was the son of the late Chester and Mary Szot Lepkowski and graduated from Jessup High School, where he was a player on the school's basketball team. He served as a surveyor with the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany from 1957-1963. Upon returning from Germany, he served with the Army Reserve for many years and graduated from the DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, receiving a degree in Electronics Technology. He worked as an inspector for the Tobyhanna Army Depot for 30 years until his retirement in 2000.

After retirement, he kept busy and enjoyed playing the lottery, taking trips to Atlantic City, Florida and Las Vegas, and loved anything and everything to do with automobiles.

He belonged to the Polish Union, the Lithuanian Tauras Club, and was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church in the Greenwood section. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. We will miss his sense of humor, contagious smile and killer dance moves.

Edward is survived by his loving wife, Barbara A. (Fisher) Lepkoski, with whom he would have celebrated 45 years of marriage on February 10; his son, Christopher, Jessup; his daughter, Sharon and husband, Lee Thomas, Northampton; his son, Robert, Moosic; three grandchildren, Lauren, Morgan and Ashlyn Thomas; two sisters, Maryanne and husband, Robert Dargatis, Peckville; and Carole and husband, George Astolfi, Jessup; a sister-in-law, Marie Lepkoski, Bridgewater, N.J.; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his younger brother, Joseph.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Queen of Angels Parish at St. Michael's Church, First Avenue, Jessup. Interment with military honors in St. John's Cemetery, Jessup.

Relatives and friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 13, 2013
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