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John George Orenich

John George Orenich, 76, of New Bern, North Carolina and formerly of Duryea, PA passed away on May 29th, 2024, at his home.  He was born in Duryea on November 26th, 1947, and was the son of the late John and Doris Ruschel Orenich.

John was a graduate of Northeast High School, Duryea, class of 1965, and then attended the Wilkes-Barre School of Business for two years.  John joined the US Army in 1970 having served with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War.  He was employed with Schott Optical for 32 years and then retired from the Hexcell Corporation, Arizona. 


John is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Barbara Lynn Butler Orenich; his sister Marlene Kramer and her husband John, of Lackawaxen Twp.; brothers Neil Orenich and his wife Lori, of Beavercreek, Ohio and Gary Orenich and his wife Monica, of Duryea; and his nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his twin nephews Gary and Jason Orenich.


A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 10:00am at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 North Main St., Pittston with Fr. Andrii Dumnych officiating.  Interment to follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Duryea.  The AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston will provide military honors.


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

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09 jun

John was a kind, gentle, unassuming man and friend.

Orenich family: please accept our sincere condolences.

Gene and Joanna Vivalda

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