Richard J. Wishnefsky

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Richard J. Wishnefsky, 68, of Hazle Township, passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Richard was born in Shenandoah, Oct. 15, 1949, a son of the late Charles and Stella Racis Wishnefsky.

Richard was raised in Shenandoah, where he attended J.W. Cooper High School. He proudly served his country in the Army and fought in the Vietnam War. Upon return, he found the love of his life and married and raised his children in Mahanoy City.

He worked in construction as a drilling and blasting professional throughout Pennsylvania and Virginia.

A lover of all sports, he was a well-known local fast pitch softball pitcher for many years and enjoyed playing basketball and golf with his friends and children. He especially enjoyed weekend getaways to Atlantic City and traveling the country to spend time with his grandchildren.

Richard was the loving husband of Mary Lou Wishnefsky and would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in May.

Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Philip, and infant brothers, Charles and Robert.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by a daughter, Brenda, wife of Mario Melone, Naperville, Ill.; a son, Jason, husband of Selwyn Wishnefsky, Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren, Alex, Colton, Sabrina, Layla and Stella Mae. Richard is also survived by two sisters, Roberta Barowski, Shenandoah Heights, and Faustina Hannis, Red Lion; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Interment will be private. The family welcomes contributions in his honor to the . Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.

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Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. - Mahanoy City
300 West Center Street
Mahanoy City, PA 17948
(570) 773-2080
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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 10, 2018
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