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Richard Anthony Orzel

December 15, 1947 — January 18, 2020

Richard A. Orzel, 72, of Peckville, died Saturday evening.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Anthony S. and Mary E. Wasko Orzel, he resided in Scranton most of his life. He was a 1965 graduate of West Scranton High School and then received an associate degree from Johnson School of Technology in Carpentry. A union carpenter, Richard was a member of Carpenters’ Local 261, Scranton. He was an avid hunter and golfer and enjoyed watching the Washington Redskins. In his free time he took pleasure in furniture woodworking and building his Lionel train collection.

He is survived by three children and their spouses, Candice L. and Justin Taylor, Oakland, N.J.; Anthony R. and Colleen Orzel, Dunmore; and Melanie and Mark McGrath, Newark, Del.; seven grandchildren, Gavin, Riley, Ella, Payton, Cain, Adelynd and Olivia; and their mother and grandmother, Joanne Orzel, Blakely.

A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, January 29 at 9:30AM at Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William Street, Scranton.  Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in Richard’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church

316 William St, Scranton, PA 18508

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