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George C. Selden

George C. Selden, 67, of Duryea, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at his home. He was born in Duryea, April 3rd, 1954, and was the son of George V. Selden, and the late Jean Rogers Casella.

George was a member for Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church, Duryea. He was a 1972 graduate of Pittston Area High School and attended Luzerne County Community College. In his younger years, he worked for the ACME Supermarket, Avoca and then became the owner and operator of the PC Annex Restaurant, Scranton. In 1994, George and his wife Janet became owners and operators Sunshine Direct Travel Agency, Moosic.


George was so proud of his daughter and all of her accomplishments. He immensely enjoyed being able to offer her the opportunity to see and experience the world. George was known to be extremely dedicated to the travel business. He worked tirelessly to help all of his customers and family however and whenever possible. George will be sadly missed by his best friend and wife Janet, his daughter Ashlynn, and his family.


In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his stepfather, Joseph Casella, his stepbrother Ken Budnovitch, his father-in-law Charles C. Rydzy, brother-in-law John B. Bauman, and his cousin Beth Kelly.


In addition to his father, George is survived by his wife of 31 years, Janet Rydzy Selden, his daughter Ashlynn Selden, at home, stepmother Margaret Selden, sisters; Cammie Anderson and her husband Michael, of Duryea, Eva Thomas and her husband Jim, of Duryea, his stepsister Margaret Gray of Duryea and stepbrother George Budnovitch of Virginia. Also surviving are his mother-in-law Carolyn Rydzy, sister-in-laws; Debra Washney and husband Bruce, of Dupont, Betty Ann Bauman, of Duryea, Nancy Rydzy Wilson and husband Sheddrick, of NY and Linda Hoffmann and husband Todd, of Dupont, brother-in-laws; Charles J. Rydzy and his wife Meghan, of Maryland and Bruce Rydzy and his wife Kim, of Dupont and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 10:00am at Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea with Fr. Michael Bryant officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Sunday evening January 23, 2022, from 5-8pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Monday morning for the mass. There will be no procession from the funeral home.


Family and friends that are attending the services are strongly encouraged to abide by the CDC guidelines and to take precautions and wear a facial mask when entering the funeral home or the church.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ashlynn Selden 529 educational fund.


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