Richard J. Polinsky

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FORTY FORT — Richard J. Polinsky, 89, of Forty-Fort, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was the husband of the late Della M. Polinsky. Together they shared 65 years of marriage.

Born Jan. 17, 1925, in Mildred, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late John H. and Frances Evanchesky Polinsky.

Prior to retirement, he worked as a welder for Air Products in Hanover Township.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Swoyersville.

Richard served his country during World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the U.S. Navy. During his service he was stationed in Sampson, New York. He served as plank holder on the USS New Jersey. While in the U.S. Navy he received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two stars, the Pacific Theater Ribbon with eight stars, the Good Conduct Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.

In addition to his wife, Della, he was preceded in death by brothers, the Rev. John, Joseph, William and Frank; sister, Alice Ortyl.

Surviving are his sister, Jeanne Endrusick, Dallas; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Wyoming. Military services will be conducted by the AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston. Family and friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday morning at the funeral home.

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Joseph Bednarski Funeral Home
168 Wyoming Ave
Wyoming, PA 18644
(570) 693-3851
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Published in Times Leader from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2014
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