Edwin “Tuffy” Urbanski, 80, of Dupont, passed away on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton. Born in Dupont, December 31st 1936, he was the son of the late Leo and Helen Kaspriskie Urbanski.
Edwin was a member of Holy Mother of Sorrows Parish Church, Dupont. He attended Houston City Elementary School, Avoca and attended Pittston Twp. High School. After high school, Edwin joined the US Navy and served during the Korean War. Upon returning from the Navy, he attended the National School of Meat Cutting, Toledo, Ohio. Edwin was also a student of the Dale Carnegie Course and finished the program at the top of his class. Edwin was employed locally as a Meat Cutter for over 25 years by A&P supermarket and he retired from Stop and Shop Markets, NJ.
He was a member of the St. John’s Masonic Lodge, Pittston and was currently a member of the George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge 531, Dallas PA for 55 years as well as a member of the Irem Temple, Dallas. Edwin enjoyed gardening. He also loved to dance in polka style and square dancing. Edwin was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant child and his brother, Stanley Urbanski.
Edwin is survived by his children, Kimberly and her husband, Daniel Ruda of Avoca, Susan Urbanski of Avoca, and Timothy Urbanski and his wife, Kimberly of Melbourne, FL.; grandchildren, Sara Urbanski, Michael and Amy Ruda, and Jolene Ianniccari; siblings, Regina Bahaley of Duryea, Juanita Baransky of Nazareth, Carol Bondurich of Pittston Twp., and Albert Urbanski of Pittston Twp., his ex-wife Antoinette Davis of Duryea; and many nieces and nephews.
Edwin’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Mountain View Care Center for their kindness and care that they gave to Edwin while he was a resident.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 27th at 8:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 9:00am at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, Wyoming Ave., Dupont with Fr. Walter Placek officiating. Friends may call on Sunday, March 26th from 5-8pm. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.