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Peter Baysa Jr.

Peter Baysa Jr. Obituary

Peter Baysa Jr., 86, of Browndale, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart. His wife of 63 years is the former Dorothy Tarchuck.

Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Peter and Dora (Nosal) Baysa Sr. He was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson. Peter and Dorothy spent most of their working years in New Jersey where he was employed by Automatic Switch, Florham Park, as a production supervisor.

Peter was also a special policeman for 35 years in Rockaway Borough, New Jersey, and a member and former chief of the Rockaway Borough Fire Department for 32 years. He was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City.

He is also survived by two daughters, Diane Mayenzet and companion, Bob, Rockaway, N.J.; Barbara and husband, Jeff Scott, Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Amy Baysa, South Carolina; a grandson, Kevin Rey and wife, Jessica; and two great-grandchildren, Mason and Carter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Baysa, 2011; a son-in-law, John Mayenzet, 2015; four sisters, Julia Price, Mary Onufrak, infant Mary, and Luba Baysa; and a brother, Walter Baysa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Ascension Parish, St Joseph's Church, 741 Delaware St., Forest City, by the Rev. Stephen Krawontka. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until Mass time. Masks will be required and social distancing rules followed.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18512.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc., Simpson. For condolences, visit www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com.

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