Michael Andreosky (1918 - 2019)

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Michael Andre-osky, 100, of Dunmore, died Friday at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. His wife of 55 years, the former Irene Kofel, died in November 2007.

Born Mary 8, 1918, in Nesquehoning, Carbon County, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Barno Andreosky.

After graduating from high school, he worked in the local anthracite mines and was a member of the Tamaqua Army National Guard, which was activated into federal service in 1940. His outfit was sent to Fort Meade, Md., where they were trained as a tank destroyer battalion, a new concept in warfare at the time. The battalion was sent to England in June 1942 and later that year to North Africa and participated in the entire Tunisian Campaign of World War II, including the battle of Kasserine Pass in February 1943. In May 1943, the battalion was sent to Italy and engaged in combat throughout the entire Italian Campaign of World War II under the command of General George Patton. Michael served as a platoon sergeant in Company B, 805th Tank Destroyer Battalion. Following an honorable discharge in 1944, Michael took advantage of the GI bill, graduating from Penn State University and received a degree in physical therapy from Virginia Medical College. He retired from the physical therapy department at the VA Medical Center, Plains Twp., and continued to work as a therapist at Pocono Mountain Hospital, Allied Services and Community Medical Center for several years.

Michael was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, Scranton, where he was a former member of the a capella choir. He enjoyed the beauty of nature, especially hiking and picking papinkie through the forests of Northeast Pennsylvania. He very much enjoyed giving candy to everyone, especially the mail carriers, newspaper carriers and his health care providers.

Uncle Mike, as he was known by many, will truly be missed especially by his caregivers: nephew, George Kofel and wife, Sharon, and sister-in-law, Ann Kofel.

He was also preceded in death by sisters Anna, Helen Przyborowski, Lucille Chodur and brothers, John and Eugene. He is survived by a sister, Mary Stockmal, Nesquehoning; and brother, Theodore (wife, Darlene), Florida; sister-in-law, Judy, California; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

The funeral was private with services by the Rev. Daniel Vaskalis, pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, Scranton. Interment in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Arrangements and care provided by Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., Dunmore.

Memorial contributions may be made to . Mike was a generous contributor to many charities.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.nepafuneralhome.com.


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Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 12, 2019
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