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George J. Gaydosh

George J. Gaydosh Obituary

Mr. George J. Gaydosh, 84, of Morea, died Tuesday night at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.

Born in Mahanoy City, he was a son of the late John and Helen (Roman) Gaydosh. He was a 1954 graduate of Mahanoy City High School. He served with the Navy during the Korean Conflict. George was a graduate of McCann School of Business and held a B.S. degree in business from Northwestern University.

His working career included being a purchasing agent and assistant manager at Speed Space Corporation, Tamaqua; an employment interviewer with the Office of Employment Security, Pottsville; and foreman with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resource Management, Pottsville, working to extinguish the Keely Run mine fire and the Forestville bank fire. He was also a foreman for Fleetwood Modular Homes, as well as a manager for McKinley Carpets. George also worked for the Public Welfare Department, Tamaqua, and briefly for the federal government. He was also a supervisor devoted to the polls every election day for very many years.

In 1972, George received a citation from The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives for his exemplary citizenship and generous service to others during the aftermath of the Hurricane Agnes flood, which devastated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. He worked under the jurisdiction of Governor Milton J. Shapp and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. During that time, he worked in Pittston helping countless people.

He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Mahanoy City, where he was a member of the church choir, and then served as cantor for many years. George was also a member of BPOE 695, Mahanoy City; American Legion Post 74, Mahanoy City; and Greek Catholic Union. He was a fourth degree knight with the Knights of Columbus, as well as serving in the officer roles of deputy grand night and grand knight.

Preceding him in death were his brothers, Stephen, Nicholas, Michael, Harold and Andrew Kohan; sisters, Mary Litchko and Leona Peel.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Christine Scislaw; a son, Gary Gydush and his wife, Becky, of Pequea; a daughter, Karen Czarniecki and her husband, Jim, of Orlando, Fla. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tina and Joel Czarniecki, Sandy Cline and her husband, Brandon, Justin Czarniecki and his fiancee, Raelynn, Kim Long and her husband, Andrew, Greg Gydush, Emily Urbanski and her husband, Frank; great-grandchildren, Titus Cline, Andi Long and Penny Urbanski; nieces and nephews.

A private Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. James Carroll, with interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home, Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book online at www.jarrettfuneralhome.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2021
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