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Daniel Gusinski

Daniel Gusinski, 74, of Avoca, passed away on December 23, 2017 at Geisinger CMC Hospital, Scranton. He was born in Avoca, December 8th, 1943 and was the son of the late Bart and Lillian (Matys) Gusinski.

Dan, his wife Peg, and daughter Megan were residents of Clarks Summit for over 30 years. He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. He attended St. Mary’s Avoca Parochial School. A graduate of Duryea High School and the University of Scranton, Dan obtained a master’s degree from the University of Delaware, PhD studies from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and at SUNY, NY. Dan worked as a Biology Professor for Penn State University for over 30 years. He also worked for Marywood University, Misericordia University, Wilkes University and LCCC Community College, where he cherished teaching 1st year students not only course studies but also life skills. Dan also taught English as a second language to migrant workers.

Dan and his family were very active with their Christian faith by working and helping the less fortunate, they did mission work in Haiti and the Appalachians of West Virginia. For many years, they volunteered for Ruth’s Place Social and Welfare Service of Wilkes-Barre and with Sister Adrian Barrett Friends of the Poor, Scranton. Dan and his family also worked with Abba's Promise Ministry for over 30 years and also traveled and worked with John and Paula Sandford, the founders of Elijah House Prayer Ministry and also with Judith and Francis McNutt Prayer Ministry.

He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, the former Peg Bartosiewicz Gusinski; his daughter, Megan Gusinski of Avoca; his cousin, Carol Breymeier of Glendale; and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ruth’s Place Social and Welfare Services, 425 N. Penn Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 am at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday morning from 9 am until time of mass. Interment will take place at a later date.

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