Edward J. Stankus Sr., 94, of Swoyersville, died Friday at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Ludwig and Ursula Greblunas Stankus, he was a graduate of Scranton Tech High School and Johnson Institute of Technology. He served in the Army during World War II in the Philippines and Japan, and earned three Bronze Stars. After his military service, he worked at the Philadelphia Navy Yards. Upon returning to the valley, Ed and his late wife, the former Mildred R. Miscavage, operated a grocery store in Swoyersville for many years. Ed retired from the Tobyhanna Army Depot as a mechanical engineer after many years of service.
Ed was one of the founding fathers of the Swoyersville Little League, and served as an officer for more 20 years. He was also very active in his church, the former St. Mary's Annunciation Church, Kingston, doing everything from painting the church ceiling to peeling potatoes for potato pancakes for church festivals.
Ed is survived by his son, Edward J. Stankus Jr. and his wife, Betsy, Kingston; grandsons, Ned Stankus and his wife, Linda, Boulder, Colo.; and Scott Stankus and his wife, Liz, Washington D.C.; great-grandchildren, Ebba Sophia and Kasper Jacob Stankus; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Frank and Albert; and sisters, Angela McGowan and Aldona Grimes.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 at St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
A J Kopicki Funeral Home
263 Zerbey Ave Kingston, PA 18704
Published in Scranton Times from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2014