Nicholas D. Dworak
DUNMORE — Nicholas D. Dworak, 76, of Dunmore, died Sunday morning, Oct. 16, 2016, at home surrounded by his one true soul mate and beloved wife, Melissa, as well as his loving family. Born in Altoona, son of the late Daniel and Louise (Barrese) Dworak, Nick was a lifelong resident of Dunmore and attended the Dunmore public schools. After graduating from the Matthew & Nicholas beauty school, he became the owner of Miracle Touch Beauty Salon in Scranton. Nick was also the owner of the infamous Cheetah Lounge of downtown Scranton, along with partnerships in other dance and club venues. Before retirement, he owned several apartments in the Dunmore and Scranton area. Known as "Nick the Stick" in his younger years, he was a car enthusiast with a heavy foot that gave rise to his notoriety with the local police. Nick was a great dancer and if there was a dance floor and the right kind of music, you would always find him and Melissa spinning their charm. He was an outstanding fly fisherman, which was one of his greatest passions. He tied his own flies, taught his wife, son-in-law, and stepson the art of fly fishing, and was responsible for piercing the lips of thousands of trout. He and Melissa also enjoyed the casino and were known to always split their winnings. A jack of all trades, Nick could fix or build anything. Not much for following the directions, he would always say, "I do it right because I do it twice." With an insatiable thirst of knowledge, Nick was always adorned with the newest technology gadgets and quenched his appetite with current new topics, politics, and what was happening on Wall Street. A truly loving husband, father, papa and friend, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him and his infectious laugh, wit and sense of humor, which remained a part of him until the very end. Also surviving are children, Debra Dworak, Springbrook Township, Nicole Archangeli and husband, Michael, Dunmore; stepchildren, Dustin Kinney and wife, Rachel, Coopersburg, and Amelia Lockwood; his grandchildren, whom he adored, Thomas Osborne, Natalia and Gianni Archangeli, Savannah Lockwood, Brandin Gockley and Sawyer Kinney; two great-grandchildren, several cousins, a niece and nephew, and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Luchansky. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Charles Manganiello, Dr. Barry Pernikoff and Dr. Bruce Saidman, who provided superior care, kindness and a special bond of friendship, the wonderful staff at Medical Oncology Associates, and the compassionate staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart. A memorial service will be held for family and friends 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 23, at the family home, with a prayer offering at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to Medical Oncology Associates Rx Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA, and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc. Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunmorefuneralhome.com . Arrangements by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc.
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