Michael Keslosky Jr.
Michael Keslosky, Jr., age 79, a lifelong resident of Old Forge and most recently a resident of Hospice Community Care in Dunmore, passed away Tuesday morning. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillian Prytula Keslosky, on December 4, 2006. Michael was born in Old Forge on December 6, 1930 and was the son of the late Michael, Sr., and Ethel Kandefer Keslosky. He was a very well-known welder in our region, employed at various companies such as: Hampton Power Plant, Anthracite Bridge, Murray Corporation and Popple Coal. Prior to his retirement, he was self-employed and did welding at his son's auto repair shop. He was a proud life-long member of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church in Old Forge. In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and picking mushrooms, making homemade sour krout and having breakfast out with his loving wife, Lillian. During his retirement years, he loved going to his son's auto repair shop to help out and meet both new and old friends. Most of all, he enjoyed the good times at Mike and John's on top of the hill at Lake Winola. A loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, relative and friend, he will be missed by all who loved him. He is survived by his four children; Michael B. Keslosky of Old Forge, William Keslosky and wife Barbara, with whom he formerly resided at Lake Winola, Sonia Maciorowski and husband Thomas of Bloomsburg and Peter Keslosky of Dickson City, three grandchildren; Samantha Mahoney and Olivia and Julia Keslosky, a great granddaughter, Lexie Rose Anneman and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Joseph Keslosky and a sister, Sonia Keslosky, also preceded him in death. Michael's family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Guy M. Fasciana, M.D., and his staff, the nursing staffs of both Wilkes Barre General Hospital and Tunkhannock Golden Living Center, especially to C.N.A. Wendy Oslica, to Compassionate Care Hospice and to Hospice Community Care for their exceptional care and support for Michael and his family and also a very special thank you to Rev. John Soucek for his prayers, blessings and spritual guidance. May God bless all of you. The funeral will be Monday at 8:45 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home., Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge, followed by services at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 512 Summer St., Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. John Soucek, Rector. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery, Old Forge. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Parastas services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 512 Summer St., Old Forge 18518.
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