Peter Paul Grzebin, 90, died April 23 at his home in Satellite Beach, Fla.
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Born in Dickson City, son of the late George Grzebin and Feliska (Sudol) Grzebin, he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, rank Tech 10, having served in the Pacific theater on the USS Lawrence C. Taylor, DE 415, which sunk two Japanese submarines, rescued 121 seamen from the USS Bismarck Sea and survived a 145 mph Phillippine typhoon that sank three U.S. ships in December 1944, drowning 790 crewmen and causing the loss of 200 planes. He was a lifetime member of Shopa-Davey VFW Post 6082 and the American Legion. He was also a founding member of the Jefferson Twp. Lions Club, where he served as president.
Surviving are his wife, Matilda Zawicki Grzebin, formerly of Satellite Beach; daughter, Felicia Grzebin Cwalinski and husband, Chester P. Cwalinski, Jefferson Twp.; three granddaughters, Shana Cwalinski Warenda and husband, Brian Warenda, Bloomsburg; Nicole Cwalinski Quinn and husband, Mark Quinn, Roaring Brook Twp.; and Corrin Cwalinski Wombacker and husband, Richard Wombacker, Jefferson Twp.; three great-grandchildren; brother, Stanley Grzebin, Dickson City; sister, Theresa Ofcharsky, Jefferson Twp.; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Edward Grzebin, Chester Grzebin and infant brother, Joseph Grzebin; and a sister, Helen Grzebin Zawicki.
Published in Scranton Times from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17, 2014