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Frank Groblewski

Frank Groblewski, 85, entered eternal life suddenly on May 31, 2021, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Duryea, Feb 1, 1936 to the late Bernard and Mary (Shebby) Groblewski in the house where he lived his entire life. He spent his childhood summers, assisting his family with their concession stand at Rocky Glen Park. Frank graduated from Duryea High School, Class of 1955. He worked at Celotex Corporation for 44 years.

Frank is survived by his wife Ceil, and his children, Frank Groblewski and his wife Jeanine Trocchio, Annapolis MD, daughter Maria and her husband Ed Mackey, Exton PA, and son John and his wife Michelle Groblewski, Redondo Beach CA, and his grandchildren Jessica, Alexander, Nathan, Ezekiel, and Xavier. He was preceded in death by his granddaughters Emma and Sophia.

Frank embodied the spirit of community service. For the last 64 years, he was a member of the Excelsior Hose Company #2 in Duryea, and served as President, Vice President, Chief, and Trustee. He was a member of the PA Fire Police Association and the

Duryea Emergency Management Agency Director. He was on the board of the Duryea Ambulance and Duryea Sewer Authority. He was elected twice to the Duryea Borough Council. Frank enjoyed volunteering at Moscow Train Station for the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society (RHS). He was a devout catholic and volunteered at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, formerly Holy Rosary, in Duryea.

Frank loved to build things and there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t fix. He took great pride in setting up his model trains at Christmas time. He enjoyed planning vacations, traveling with his family, and camping at Myrtle Beach. Frank was a wonderful Grandfather and he shared his love of firetrucks, trains, the beach and eating hamburgers with his grandchildren.

Friends may call at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, from 5:30 pm to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021. Masks, regardless of vaccination status, are required at the Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, formerly Holy Rosary, in Duryea with Fr. John Polednak officiating. Family and friends will meet at the church on the morning of the funeral. Masks, regardless of vaccination status, are required at the church. Internment will be held at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nativity of Our Lord Parish or Excelsior Hose Company #2 Duryea.

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Jun 09, 2021

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How I came to know Frank:

Ceil and I are first cousins. Our common roots are from the large Slusarczyk (aka Slusark) family (14 children, 13 living to adulthood) who settled in West Avoca on Packer Street in the early 1900’s. Ceil’s mother and my dad were brother and sister.

I moved away from West Avoca in 1953 and did not reconnect with Ceil and Frank until the late 1990’s.

My wife Anita and I were immediately attracted to them since we had so many things in…

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