Anthony Koval Sr.

Nov. 17, 2012

Anthony (Tony) Koval Sr., 81, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born Jan. 27, 1931, in Plains Township, he was a son of the late John and Sophie Zimninsky Koval.

Tony was a graduate of Plains High School, class of 1948. Prior to retirement he was employed as an engineer for Procter& Gamble; but, most recently, he owned and operated prominent restaurants in the Poconos, The Colonade, Pagoda and Anthony's Steak and Seahouse.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Koval; sisters, Mildred Koval and Miriam Reilly.

Surviving are children, Blaise Koval, Alyson Kolojejchick and her husband, Mark; Anthony Koval Jr.; grandchildren, Jacob and Ethan Kolojejchick; a sister, Sylvia Campbell; former wife, Rosemary Casper Koval; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life and viewing will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Family and friends may call at the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St. Swoyersville. A memorial service will take place at 8 p.m. following the viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Blue Chip Animal Rescue and No Kill Shelter, 971 Lockville Road, Dallas.

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 2, 2012