George H. Kinback

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George H. Kinback, 83, of Peckville, died Saturday at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. His wife, the former Phyllis J. Thomas, died Jan. 21, 2012.

Born in Peckville, son of the late Edwin and Effie Benscoter Kinback, George was a member of the Peckville United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Blakely High School and California State Teachers College, where he excelled in tennis and was on the championship tennis team. He earned his master's degree at the University of Scranton. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a Boy Scout adviser in the Midvalley area. George taught industrial arts at the Scott High School and later in the Lakeland School District and before his retirement, he was principal and assistant superintendent at Lakeland. He also did substitute teaching at Valley View School District. He was a 50-year member of the Oriental Star Masonic Lodge 588 F&AM. George and his wife enjoyed spending time with family at their cottage at Newton Lake.

The family would like to thank all the staff at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehab Center for the care they gave George and Phyllis.

Surviving are three daughters, Karen Lucas and husband, Ron; Kathy Taylor and husband, Ken; Ruth Tarby and husband, Jim, all of Peckville; a son, George E. Kinback, Honesdale; six grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy, Randy, Kendra, Jeffrey and Corrie; a great-grandson, Elijah; a great-grandaughter, Emma; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois K. Decker.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Robert E. Decker Funeral Home, 702 River St., Peckville, with services by the Rev. Michael Shambora, pastor, Peckville United Methodist Church. Interment, Prospect Hill Cemetery, Peckville. Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m.
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Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 8, 2013
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