Obituary of Edward Joseph Pociask
Edward J. Pociask, of Peckville, PA, passed away Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton.
He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy Mizerak Pociask who died in 1990.
Born in Olyphant, he was the son of the late Joseph and Florence Tronovitch Pociask. He was a graduate of Olyphant High School and attended Penn State University.
He graduated from Officers Candidate School in New London, CT, entered the Merchant Marines during World War II, and served as an Ensign. [Merchant Marine Emblem, Atlantic War Zone Bar, Mediterranean – Middle East War Zone Bar, Combat Bar (With Stars)]
He was employed as a manufacturing engineer at the former Weston Corporation until his retirement. He was a faithful member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville.
His surviving loved ones are his daughter, Deborah Duval and husband Richard, Shaker Heights, Ohio, his son Barry Pociask and wife Jamie, Storrs, CT; his brother, Stephen Pociask and wife Sophie, Rochester, NY and his devoted sister, Sophie Petrone, Peckville; six beloved grandchildren: Celeste, Simone, and James Duval, Zachary, Gregory and Mary Pociask. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers: John, Joseph, Walter, Louis and Thomas and a sister Emily. The funeral will be Wednesday, August 22, processing from the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St. Peckville with mass at 11am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville; Entombment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Friends may call Tuesday, August 21 from 5 to 7 PM. For online condolence go to the funeral home website.
He recently celebrated his 95th birthday at home with his children and close family. Eddie was an avid singer with a local Barbershop Quartet & church choir. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and time on the beach. He was a dedicated father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY 11024. https://www.usmma.edu/about/gift-policy
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