Stanley Waskiewicz

October 6, 2012

Stanley Waskiewicz, 86, of Wyoming, passed away Saturday in his home.

Born in Laurel Run, he was the son of the late Antonia and Valeria Kramnicz Waskiewicz. He was educated in the Laurel Run schools, and after returning from World War II, he furthered his education in his trade at the GI Technical School of Wilkes-Barre. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, having served in the European Front at the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded. Stanley was awarded the Bronze Battle Star and the Purple Heart.

For many years he was employed through the Laborers Union, Local 215, formerly of Wilkes Barre, working for the Pethic Construction Company and the Sordoni Construction Company. He later worked for the Susquehanna Steam Electric Nuclear Power Plant.

Stanley was a parishioner of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church of St. Barbara's Parish in Exeter.

Preceding him in death were his wife, the former Rita Raub; brothers, Joseph, Alexander, Peter Waskiewicz, and sisters, Stella Chesla, Sophie Visco and Helen Waskiewicz.

Surviving are his children, Stanley Waskiewicz and his wife, Sharon, Mechanicsville, Va.; Kenneth Waskiewicz and his wife, Lue, Harding; Joseph Waskiewicz, Wyoming; Michael Waskiewicz and his wife, Sandra, Leesburg, Va.; Donna Montagna and her husband, Sam, West Pittston; Susan Waskiewicz, Swoyersville; grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Stephen, Lauren, Aaron and Daniel Waskiewicz, Amanda and Allison Frisbie.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Metcafle-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter. Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call today, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Chip Rescue, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612.


Published in Times Leader on Oct. 9, 2012