Robert Michael Shoback

Robert "Bob" Michael Shoback, 68, of Duryea, died Saturday at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore, following a short, courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 47 years, Violet Sikes Shoback, whom he married on Oct. 8, 1966, in Augusta, Ga.

He is also survived by his loving daughters, Michelle DePrimo and husband, Frank, Dupont; and Kristen Krulack and husband, Paul, Exeter; four wonderful grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Joshua, Jessica and Christopher DePrimo; and Lily Krulack; brothers, Edward and Thomas Shoback, Plains; and Richard Shoback and wife, Esther, Duryea; and sister, Mary Ann Shoback, Dallas.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Duryea.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Luzerne County SPCA.

To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, visit www.piontekfuneralhome.com.

Published in Scranton Times on July 1, 2013