In Remembrance of Walter H. Regeski
Walter H. RegeskiScranton, PA June 17, 1918 ~ April 12, 2012 Date of Service: April 17, 2012
Walter H. Regeski of Scranton died at home on Thursday, April 12. His wife of 40 years, the former Mildred A. Zvalauskas preceded him in death in 1982.
Born June 17, 1918 in Swoyersville the son of the late Peter and Victoria Sobolewski Rydzewski, he served as a sergeant in the U. S. Army during World War II in the European Theater and was awarded two bronze stars and a purple heart. After being honorably discharged, he was employed in a variety of occupations including coal miner, loom fixer in a number of local silk mills, and retired at age 70 from the T.C Lloyd Electrical Construction Company as a foreman and blaster.
He was a long time member of St. Joseph Lithuanian Parish in North Scranton until it closed. Most recently, he belonged to Mary, Mother of God Parish.
An avid bowler, he bowled in the Providence Bowling League for many years. Walter loved all of nature and spent much time exploring the woods, and growing bumper crops in his garden. He loved to sing and was a member of the St. Joseph’s Choir.
Walter is survived by his four children: son, Walter H. and his wife Diane, Locust Grove, GA, and their children Angella, Lisa, Walter III, Katherine, and Sarah; daughter Judith and husband, John Dennebaum, Dalton, and their children Michelle, and husband Bob Petraitis; Heather, Molly, and Abby; daughter Nancy, and husband John Layo, Taylor; and son Peter David, Scranton; thirteen great grandchildren: Brian Dennebaum, Sophie and Garek Petraitis, Emily Regeski, Andrew, George, Alyssa, and Jack Wilwol, Nicholas Eads, Kaleb and Zachary Smith, Jacob and Joshua Turner; his sister Irene and husband, Joseph Gulla; and sister-in-law, Ruth G. O’Neil; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lillian Houck, Eugenia Gulitis, Celia Skeingel, Evelyn Brennan; brothers Edward and Floyd Regeski.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care given to Walter by his doctor, Sheela Prahalad, M.D. ; the Hospice of the Sacred Heart; and care givers, Ann Marie, Beverly, Dean, Jamie, Nancy, and Sheila.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 9:30 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., North Scranton. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Throop. Friends may call Monday evening from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton, 18508; St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18509; or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, 18507.