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Albert J Kisel

January 30, 1910 — January 25, 2004

Albert J. Kisel, 93, of Blakely, died on Sunday evening at home.  He would have celebrated his 94th birthday on Friday.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie Ogrodowczyk Kisel of 55 years, who died in 1986.Born in Blakely, he was a lifetime resident. His parents were James and Mary Novak Kisel.  He was educated at Holy Ghost School, Olyphant and was a lifelong member of Holy Ghost Slovak Church, Olyphant and its Holy Name Society.  He was employed by the Hudson Coal Co. for 32 years and later retired from Suckle Electronics, Scranton.He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed gardening, building birdhouses, animals, hunting and the outdoors.  His woodworking skills were evident in the Christmas village he designed and built.  His love of family was extraordinary.  He referred to his youngest daughter, Alberta, as his guardian angel.  He had great faith in his religion and the Blessed Virgin and was extremely proud of his Slovak heritage.  For many years, he attended daily mass and took comfort in his religious beliefs.He is survived by two daughters, both caregivers to him, Joan Chrzan and Alberta Kisel, both of Blakely; one sister Clare Jaconski of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marie Kisel; 4 brothers, Stephen Kishel, James, William and Edward Kisel; and 3 sisters, Susan Zarrick, Louise Avvisota and Agnes Koestner.The funeral will be at 9AM on Wednesday, from the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Garfield Avenue, Olyphant, with Mass at 9:30AM at Holy Ghost Church, Willow Street, Olyphant.  The Reverend Phillip J. Sladicka, pastor, will officiate.  Interment will follow in Holy Ghost Cemetery, Blakely.Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9PM at the funeral home.  Christian Wake Services will be held during this time.Contributions may be made in his memory to: United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA, 425 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA, 18509 or St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA, 18503.
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