Stanley J. Pawlaski, 64, of Hunlock Creek, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the family home.
Born Aug. 28, 1949, in Larksville, he was a son of Leona Jankowski Pawlaski, of Hunlock Creek, and the late Joseph Pawlaski.
Stanley was a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, and Penn State University, where he received a degree in engineering.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 495, of Shickshinny.
He was last employed at Core-Mark Corp., Hanover Township. Prior to this, he was employed by Royer Foundry Kings and International Paper Corp., Hazleton.
He was an assistant Boy Scout Master for Troop 379 of Wapwallopen, as well as for a troop in Shickshinny, for more than five years. He was also involved in training seminars and was a merit badge counselor.
In past years, he was involved as a coach for the Ed-Lark Little League and Teeners League. He was an avid outdoorsman and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He greatly enjoyed being a handyman for his family and friends and was devoted fan of the New York Mets and the San Francisco 49ers.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan (Joann).
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Chris; children, Karen Rakowski and her husband, Gene, Plains Township, Stanley Pawlaski and his wife, Colleen, Pittsburgh, and Kevin Pawlaski and his fiancee, Mardé Snyder, Indiana, Pa.; stepchildren, Rachel Hiller, Harrisburg, Paul Hiller and his wife, Amanda, U.S. Air Force, stationed in New Mexico, and Andrew Hiller, U.S. Air Force, stationed in South Dakota; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Rakowski, Joanna Pawloski, Isabella and Brayden Hiller; brother, Jerry Pawlaski and Maryann, Wilkes Barre; sister, Julie Ann Scott and her husband, Herbert, Hunlock Creek; and nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth. Private interment will be at St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Stanley's memory to the
For directions or to submit online condolences to Stanley's family, please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com.
S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home
530 W Main St Plymouth, PA 18651
Published in Times Leader on Sept. 14, 2013