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Obituaries > ANDERSCAVAGE, THOMAS

Thomas “Tim” Anderscavage, 92, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, May 24, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 4, 1919, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Bruno and Antonina Zakroski Anderscavage. Tim was educated in Wilkes-Barre Township schools and was employed by Blue Coal Corporation, Pagnotti, and Beltrami Enterprises as a track layer and miner. He proudly served our country in World War II from 1942 to 1945. He fought with the 2nd Marine Division, 1st Marine Edson’s Raider Battalion in Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa, and Japan; having received numerous medals … Semper Fidelis. Tim was a member of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Georgetown, and their Holy Name Society; a charter member of the American Legion Post 815, Wilkes-Barre Township; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5267, Hanover Township; Georgetown Good Neighborhood Club; Republican Club; National Rifle Association; and United Mine Workers of America Local No. 803. Tim was preceded in death by his wife, Elinore Gola Anderscavage, April 10, 2010; sisters, Mary Yedlock, Helen Ziegler, Bernadine Adams, Rosemary Klepaski, and Regina Mislevets; and brothers, Frank, Leo, and Joseph. Tim is survived by daughters, Sharon Capuzzi and son-in-law, John, Broomal, Pa., Gayle Lentini and son-in-law, James, Bear Creek, Pa.; grandchildren, John Paul, Timothy, and Gabrielle Capuzzi of Broomal, Pa., Summer and Daulton Lentini of Bear Creek; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Chestnut Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, with the Rev. Mykhaylo Prodanets, pastor, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Parastas at 7 p.m. His family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Hospice Community Care, Dr. J. Charles Lentini, Trisha Deyo, William Gola, and Summer Lentini for their kindness, compassion, and tender loving care of Dad. Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702; or St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 26 Chestnut St., Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702.