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Thomas Kobeski, Sr.


Thomas Kobeski, Sr., 87, of Moosic, died peacefully on Friday evening, February 8th, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Moosic, on December 8, 1931 and was the son of the late Anthony and Alexandria (Kuckla) Kobeski.

Thomas was an active member of St. Mary’s of Czestochowa, until its closing and a current member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. He was a 1950 graduate of Moosic High School. Tom then joined the US Army and served during the Korean War. When he returned from Korea, he was employed by ACME supermarkets Warehouse in New Jersey until his retirement.

Thomas served as a Riverside School Board Director from 1986-1990. He loved his Polish Heritage, enjoyed Polka Music and cooking traditional Polish cuisine. He was a member of the AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston, post 189, and a member of the Teamsters Union of Roslyn, NJ. Thomas was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Lois R. (Cavalari) Kobeski who died, April 11, 2010 and his sons Thomas Jr. and Edward Kobeski, and siblings; Edward, Stella Tuinylas, Cecelia Ross, Anthony, Florence Lawyer, and Dorothy Choinski.

Tom is survived by his children; Lori Sutcliffe and her husband Derek, of Moosic, Raymond and his wife Vicki of Poulsbo, Washington and Brian Kobeski, of Avoca. Also surviving are grandchildren; Ean, Tyler, Calvin, Caden, Ben, Nicholas, Randy, Brian Jr., Thomas III, Matthew and Zack, great-grandchildren Lucy, Luna, and Wesley and many nieces and nephews.

Burial committal services will be held on Thursday morning at 10:45 AM at St. Mary’s Of Czestochowa Cemetery, Moosic with Fr. Thomas Petro, of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont officiating. The AMVETS Honor Guard of greater Pittston will provide military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908

Arrangement are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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