John Joseph Poltanis

John Joseph Poltanis, 87, of Steene, died on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Anna Ambrose. The couple married on Oct. 20, 1951.

Also surviving are five sons, John and Debbie Wittig Poltanis, Waymart; James, Joseph and Jerome Poltanis, Waymart; and Jeffrey and Althea Swingle Poltanis, Honesdale; one daughter, Judith Poltanis, Waymart; one brother, Louis Poltanis, Waymart; one sister, Rose Marie and Homer Keast, Vestal, N.Y.; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, William Jr.; two sisters, Mary and Helen Poltanis; and step-mother, Julia Kobrick Poltanis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, with Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Mary Magdalen Church, Honesdale. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery.

Friends may visit Hessling Funeral Home Inc., 428 Main St., Honesdale, on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 2, 2012