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Paul M. Bartush

Paul M. Bartush, 69, of Avoca, died on Monday, February 17th at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Avoca, December 14, 1950 and was the son of the late Anthony and Leola (Cox) Bartush.

Paul was a 1968 graduate of Pittston Area High School; then attended Wilkes-Barre Business College. He served many years with the US Army Reserve. Paul retired in a management position from Schott Optical, Duryea with over 44 years of employment. He was a member of the Browns Social Club, Avoca, Paul always looked forward to his annual Fishing trip to Canada, with his brother and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Paul is survived by his wife of 49 years Rosemary (Slatky) Bartush, his daughter, Amy Donnora and her husband David, of Montrose and his son Paul Jr. of Philadelphia. Also surviving is his granddaughter Emily Donnora, his siblings; Pauline Reedy and her husband Gerald, of Duryea, Anthony Bartush Jr. and his wife Ann Marie, of Dupont, Kathryn Fonzo and her husband Vincent, of West Pittston and Lorraine Bartush, of Dupont. And many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 22, at 11:00am from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc. 255 McAlpine St. Duryea. With a mass of Christian burial at 11:30am at Corpus Christi Parish Church, (Immaculate Conception Church) 605 Luzerne Ave. West Pittston, with Monsignor John J. Sempa officiating. Friends may call on Friday evening February 21, from 5-8pm. Interment will be held at the Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to The Prescription Assistance Fund at 382 Pierce St. Kingston, PA 18704.

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Feb 20, 2020

My heart goes out to Rosemary and your family. Paul was one of the smartest and nicest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I’m thankful everyday for the knowledge he shared with me. And I’m more thankful for his friendship. RIP PB.

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