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Andrew Ewonishon

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Andrew Ewonishon, 60, of Union Dale, died Monday at Geisinger-CMC Hospital, Scranton. His wife is the former Alice Fino.

Born in Carbondale, son of the late Andrew and Mary Cerra Ewonishon, he was a graduate of Scranton Prep. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from the University of Scranton.

Andrew worked in Carbondale Area High School's audio visual department before taking a position at King's College, Wilkes Barre. He started out in media services and, at the time of his death, he was project manager for the information and instructional technologies division. Andrew was employed at King's College for 32 years.

He was also co-owner and operated Stalene, an audio visual repair business in Olyphant. Additionally, he published textbooks on television and VCR (including Betamax) repair.

In his younger days, he was an avid bowler and was active with the Boy Scouts of America in the area and its Merit Badge College held annually at King's College. He was treasurer of the Lowe Lake Association for many years.

He and his wife loved their life together and enjoyed working on projects around their home and collaborating on many academic projects as well. They enjoyed spending time with their children and extended family and friends.

Other survivors include sons, Keith Ewonishon and Jonathon Ewonishon and his fiancee, Kara Chipalowsky; stepdaughter, Christina Judith Kolmansperger; stepson, Joseph Kolmansperger; sister, Ann Marie Machek, and her husband, Joseph; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Michael and Judith Fino; stepsisters, Mary Sue and her husband, Conrad Szumski; Dr. Marsha Fino and her husband, Dr. Ronald Lobo; and Mary Patricia and her husband, Roger Belles; his first wife, Kathryn Ewonishon; one grandson, Collin Kolmansperger; nephews, John Michael and Gregory Wilcha, Kevin and Eric Scotch, Jonathan Gilpin, Michael Wolak, Karol Szumski and Adam Lobo; nieces, Mary Beth Magnot, Alexandria Szumski and Lauren Lobo; aunts, cousin and many friends.

The funeral will be Friday from the Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home, 74 N. Main St., Carbondale, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment will be in the West Pittston Cemetery, West Pittston. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to King's College, Wilkes Barre.
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 21, 2013
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