Charles Francis Stankiewicz, 81, of Olyphant, died on Thursday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His parents were the late John and Anna Bilski Stankiewicz.
Born in Olyphant, he was a lifelong resident. He attended St. Michael the Archangel School and was a member of Holy Cross Parish, formerly St. Michael the Archangel Church, Olyphant. A devoted Catholic, he attended mass regularly until he became ill.
Chuck was employed by Atlantic Veal Packing Company, Olyphant, until their closing. Shortly afterward he started working for Tri County Human Services in Carbondale. This job opened a whole new world for him. He began participating in community events such as bowling and dances and found a real sense of excitement and love of life through travel with friends he made at the center. He truly enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his family, especially Sundays at the lake. He had a contagious smile and you would always find him laughing at his nephews’ jokes. Chuck also enjoyed the outdoors, walking through Olyphant and neighboring towns, meeting new people.
He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Michaeline and Michael Brunetti, Dunmore; nieces and nephews: Barbara and Joseph Urciuolo, Richard and Valerie and Vincent and Renee Brunetti. John and Peg, Mark and Kathy and David and Lisa Stankiewicz; thirteen great nieces and nephews and 7 great great nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Ann Stankiewicz.
Mass will be held on Tuesday at 9:30AM at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, 200 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. Msgr. Michael J. Delaney officiating. Burial will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Blakely.
Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 6PM at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Garfield Avenue, Olyphant.
Everyone is asked to go directly to the church on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Parish, 200 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, PA, 18447
For directions or condolences please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.