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Frank A. Geskey

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October 2, 2012

After a courageous 12-year battle with cancer, Frank A. Geskey died peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.

Frank was born August 7, 1949 in Wilkes-Barre to Frank J. and Frances (Kuchinskas) Geskey.

Frank lived most of his life in the rural community of Orange, located in Franklin Township. While growing up he enjoyed many outdoor sports, especially hunting and fishing.

Upon graduation from Dallas High School, Frank entered Carpenters Union Local 514. His apprenticeship was interrupted when Frank was called to serve in the Vietnam War, in which he completed 18 months of active duty with the U.S. Navy Sea Bees.

After returning home, he continued in the carpenter trade until his illness.

Frank was also an accomplished musician, and for many years led the musical group Reflections, well known throughout the area.

Frank was able to fulfill his life-long dream of learning to fly an airplane. He spent many happy hours flying and working on his airplane at the Wyoming Valley Airport.

Before his illness, Frank was an active member of St. Francis X Cabrini Parish, serving as Eucharistic Minister and Financial Council member.

Frank was married for 41 years to Celeste Barbacci Geskey. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Christopher Geskey of Brick, N.J.; Frank and his wife, Christen Geskey; the proud grandfather of three grandsons, Dylan, Logan, Talan, all of Dallas; sisters, Anne Marie Steinhauer, Dallas, and Patricia Spudis, Tunkhannock. Frank was loved by many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis X. Cabrini Church, Carverton, with Father Vincent Dang, pastor, officiating. Interment will be held in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends and family are invited to go directly to Church Friday morning. Friends may call this evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be made at


Published in Times Leader on Oct. 4, 2012
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