Paul B. Gregorski, 61, of Lake Ariel, died Thursday at home. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Carolyn Jones. The couple married on June 18, 1977.
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Born in Scranton, son of Blanch Van Sickle-Gregorski, Lake Ariel, and the late Albert Peter Gregorski, he graduated from Scranton Technical High School in 1969. He was a veteran of the Army serving with Company A 501st Infantry and 101st Airborne Division. Paul was a member of the Masonic Lodge 330 in Hamlin and the American Legion Post 579 in Moscow. He retired on July 3, 2013, from Tobyhanna Army Depot, where he worked as a leader in sheet metal for 32 years.
Paul enjoyed collecting baseball cards and coins. He was a fan of NASCAR, but especially of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. He most loved his grandsons, Donovon and Troy, and especially loved taking them on tractor rides.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his son, Paul B. Gregorski II and wife, Jessica, Lake Ariel; four sisters, Susan Chapman and husband, Douglas, Lake Ariel; Kathy Hettes and Diane Van Levvin, Lake Ariel; and Mary Owens and husband, Duane, Midlothian,Va.; four brothers, Charles Gregorski and wife, Patricia, Moscow; Albert Gregorski, Moscow; John Gregorski and wife, Ann, Hamlin; and Robert Gregorski and wife, Tina, Lake Ariel; grandsons, Donovon Mason and Troy Declan Gregorski; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Anna Gregorski; and bothers-in-law, Gordon Hette and Brian Van Levvin.
Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Hessling Funeral Home Inc., 428 Main St., Honesdale, by his brother-in-law, Duane Owens, with entombment following at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Besides flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 579, 111 Church St., Moscow, PA 18444.
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Published in Scranton Times on June 14, 2014