Kosteck Sledzinski

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Kosteck Sledzinski, 96, of Ledgedale, died Friday night in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness. His wife, the former Josephine Martinkovitch, died in 2009. The couple had been married for 61 years.

Born 1916 in Throop, he was the son of the late Michael and Theophilia Klonfas Sledzinski. He was a member of St. Thomas More/St. Mary's Parish Community, the Knights of Columbus Monsignor Joseph McDonough Council 7403, the Hamlin Senior Citizens Center and the American Legion, as well as being a charter member of Ledgedale Volunteer Fire Company. He volunteered as caretaker at St. Mary's Cemetery for many years. Before retirement, he had been employed as a dairy farmer and also for C&S Wood Products Co. He was an Army veteran, serving during World War II.

Surviving are daughters, Alice Martin, and Barbara Phillips and husband, Dale, all of Ledgedale; sons, Victor and wife, Marsha, Ledgedale; and Stephen and wife, Susan, South Canaan; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Reed, Lake Ariel; a brother, John, Carlisle; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Frank Martin; several brothers and sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, St. Mary's Church Road, Ledgedale. All attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ledgedale Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Tom Sawyer, 72 Sledzinski Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436.

For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.jameswilsonfuneral home.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 31, 2013
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