Obituary of Kenneth Prevish
Kenneth J. Prevish, 79, of Peckville, died Thursday at home, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ann Grippi. The couple would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary this August.
Born in Nicholson, raised in Dunmore, he was the son of the late John Prevish and Anna Leonard Prevish Pifcho, also the step-son of George Pifcho. He attended Dunmore schools and joined the Navy before graduating. He served aboard the USS Tarawa CVS40. Later, he received his high school diploma from the Scranton School District along with several other servicemen. He was employed at Scranton Tobacco company as a warehouse manager and a member of the Teamsters local 229. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville.
He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. His love for his family was unconditional, he enjoyed camping, NASCAR, gardening, and making his famous secret spaghetti sauce. He was one of a kind, will be greatly missed and will always be carried in our hearts.
Also surviving are three daughters, Laurie Prevish, Peckville, Linda Lombardo and husband, Gary, Throop, and Kristen Prevish, Dunmore; grandchildren, Joseph Lombardo and fiancee, Jacqueline, Calif., Jennifer Sauter and husband Ken, New Jersey, Jacqueline Lombardo and fiance Richard, Throop, Amanda Gregoire and Kyle Gregoire, Hanover Twp., and Bianca Lombardo, Bethlehem; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jocelyn, Gabriella, and Declan; sisters, Helen Danko, New Jersey, Mary Kay Schultz, Scranton, Ann Marie Yurchak, Olyphant, Barbara McAllister and husband, Jim, Scranton, and Roseann Liberty, Olyphant; brothers, George Pifcho and wife, Gloria, Pittston, Robert Pifcho and wife, Sally, Scranton, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded on death by sisters, Magaret Litoski, Marion Yevonishon, Betty Jean Fezuk, and Dorothy Pifcho, brother, Jack Prevish and godson Joey Pifcho.
The family also would like to thank Dr. Michael Rogan, the medical staff at the VA, the nurses of the Hospice of The Sacred Heart and the aides from Home Instead for their wonderful care and kindness to Ken.
The funeral will be Tuesday with military rights, from the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St. Peckville, with mass at 9:30 a.m. at Sarcred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville. Interment, Italian American Cemetery, Scranton. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. For online condolences go to the funeral home website.
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