Robert Oravitz, 81, of Mountain Top, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his residence.
Born in Courtdale, he was a son of the late Robert and Mary (Drumetski) Oravitz. He was educated in Courtdale schools and was a graduate of Luzerne High School, class of 1949. A U.S. Navy
veteran, he served on the U.S.S. Baltimore during the Korean Conflict
He was employed by Acme Markets for 37 years and was last employed as a general contractor. He was a member of the American Legion Mountain Post 781, Mountain Top, and St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top.
Surviving, in addition to his loving wife of 40 years, the former Ruth Zugarek, are a sister, Betty Dubinski, New Jersey; children, Frank and his wife, Karen, Maine, Donna Petrosky, Pittston, Mary Beth Soroka and her husband, James, Duryea, Robert "RJ" and his wife, Kristi, Slocum, John Erickson and his wife, Susan, Massachusetts, Paul Erickson and his wife Tracey, Harrisburg; grandchildren, Sarah Goulet, Melissa Oravitz, Heather Talarico, John Petrosky, Drew, Matthew and Lauren Erickson, John, James, Julia and Jessica Soroka, Nathan, Daniel, Donovan, Bradyn and Kenzie Oravitz; great-grandchildren, Melissa and Haylie; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Monday from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top. Interment will be in Albert Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude's Building Fund.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.desideriofh.com.