Frank Romanoski

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July 26, 2012

Frank Romanoski, 91, of Duryea, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Kindred Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Pittston on December 7, 1920, Frank was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Romanoski.

Frank was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea; he was a graduate of Pittston schools. Frank was a United States Army Veteran and served during World War II. Throughout his life he worked as a machinist for the Finch Machine Foundry in West Pittston.

In Frank's earlier years, he enjoyed working with his hands, he loved woodworking and gardening. He was a very talented cook and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Orr; daughter, Ann Marie Strucke, who passed away May 5, 2012; three sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Ann "Betty" (Mattei) Romanoski; three sons, Frank Jr., Plymouth; Raymond and Gerard, Clarks Summit; daughters, Theresa and her husband, Joseph Martinez, New Mexico; and Mary and her husband, Joseph Metello, of Beaumont, Pa. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Missy, Jessy and Heather; and great-grandchildren, Caitlain, Joseph, Sara Jane, and Anna May; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Duryea, with Father Andrew Sinnott officiating.

Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at the Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.

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Published in Times Leader on July 28, 2012
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