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Albert Cimakosky

Albert Cimakosky, 89, of Duryea, passed away surrounded by his loving family Monday, May 13, at his home.

Born in Pittston, Jan. 21, 1924, he was the son of the late Alex and Diane Cimakosky.

Albert was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He was a graduate of Duryea High School. Albert enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II and the Korean War. After the war, he worked for many years as an auto parts salesman for Penn Auto, Scranton. Albert retired from the Tobyhanna Army Depot. He was a lifetime member of the Duryea American Legion Post 585.

Albert was very handy man who enjoyed working on many projects around his home. He was known for his love of gardening and was always there for family and friends in time of need. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his baby brother and his sister Beatrice Rutkoski, who passed away in March of 2013.

Albert is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Irene (Kasperunas) Cimakosky; his daughters, Dr. Diane C. Rigotti and her husband, Dr. Joseph Rigotti, of Horsham, Pa., and his daughter Paula Ward-Boyko and her husband, Joseph P. Boyko Sr., of Duryea. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Nick Ward and his fiancée, Dianna Markert; Lauren Ward, Katie and Andrew Rigotti, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Stephenson Street, Duryea, with Fr. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 585, Duryea. Interment will be held at St. Casimir's Cemetery, Pittston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Home Health Care/ Hospice Community Care, 610 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Published in Times Leader on May 14, 2013
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