Marvin "Pete" Kallish, 80, of Union Dale and West Palm Beach, Fla., died Saturday at the VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. His wife of 52 years is the former Terese Rosati.
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Born Aug. 18, 1932, in Philadelphia, son of the late Jacob and Lillian Newton Kallish, he was a Navy veteran and attended LaSalle College and studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson Medical School. Dr. Pete was an orthopedic doctor at Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia before retirement.
He was a golfer and belonged to Elkview Country Club. He was also a skier and worked on the ski patrol and ski school at Elk Mountain. Pete was an avid hunter and sportsman. His family was most important to him. He was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by all.
Also surviving are two daughters, Marjorie and husband, David Cassel, Union Dale; and Michele and husband, Chuck Cantello, Virginia; and a grandson, Justin.
Friends may call Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main St., Forest City. Entombment, Thursday, in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, www.stjude.org. Condolences: www.les jackfuneralhome.com.
Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home
513 Main Street
Forest City, PA 18421
Published in Scranton Times on July 29, 2013