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William J. Aruscavage

William J. Aruscavage, 78, of Duryea passed away on Friday, December 15, 2023, at his home. Born in Duryea, he was the son of the late William and Anna Mary (Chronowski) Aruscavage. 


William was a graduate and President of the last class of Duryea High School, Class of 1962 and a Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS Enterprise during the Vietnam crisis. He was a member of the American Legion Post 585.  He worked for many years in the insurance industry and retired from Proctor and Gamble.


Bill was a man who welcomed everyone with open arms. He would do anything for others; always extending a helping hand to anyone who needed it. His kindness was only surpassed by his love of cooking and bringing people together to create lifelong memories, especially pizza making with anyone who came to stay at his home.  If it wasn’t his pizza, the phone was always ringing with people asking, “Hey Bill, have any clam chowder or pierogies?”


He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, the former Mariann Abent. They were blessed with two children whom he always called his engine and caboose: son William, his wife, Kimberly and their children, William Aruscavage, James, and Logan Laskowski and daughter Christine McCambridge, her husband Michael (Scott) and their children, Michael, and Alexander McCambridge.  Also surviving are his two sisters, Judith Anthony, and Bernadine Faverzani, as well as many nephews, great-nephews, nieces, and cousins. 


A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 10:00am at Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea with Fr. Michael Bryant officiating. 


Friends may call on Wednesday evening, December 20th from 5pm-8pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Thursday for the mass. There will be no procession from the funeral home. 


Interment will be held at Holy Rosary Cemetery. The AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston will provide military honors.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project.


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