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Michael Felter


Michael Felter, 89 of Moosic died on Saturday, June 25th 2016 at the Riverside Nursing and Rehab Center, Taylor. Born in Moosic, March 8th, 1927, he was the son of the late Bert and Helen Felter Thomas.

Michael was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. He was a graduate of Moosic High School. He served in the US Navy from 1943-1945 and sailed on the USS Los Angeles. He later received his nursing degree and worked at the VA Hospital in Wilkes-Barre for over 30 years. After retiring, he worked part-time in the maintenance department at the University of Scranton.

Active for over 40 years in the Moosic Little League, he was president for 25 years. His dedicated service all those years resulted in the community naming the Little League field in his honor, the Felter Field.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Felter.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, who he would have been married to for 67 years on July 9th, Mildred Tinklepaugh Felter; sons, Michael and his wife, Diane of Moosic, Paul and his wife, Susan of Avoca, and Brian and wife, Jen of North Port FL.; grandchildren, Maureen Altmire, Karyn Waters, Valerie Heinsch, Matthew Felter, Amanda Felter, Michael and Alex Felter, Joshua Felter, Maddalena Mendez, Sophia Ferro, and Cora Ferro; 7 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marie Prusinski of Moosic.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 28th at 9:00am from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 9:30am at Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call on Monday, June 27th from 5-8pm. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca. AMVETS Honor Guard will provide military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, Pa 18641.

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