In Loving Memory of George M. Obal, Jr.

George M. Obal, Jr.

George M. Obal, Jr.

Dunmore, PA January 11, 1946 ~ July 9, 2015 Date of Service: July 13, 2015

George M. Obal Jr., 69, of Dunmore, died Thursday morning at VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. He is survived by his wife, the former Angela Sabatella. The couple recently celebrated 38 years of marriage on June 10.


Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late George Sr. and Anna Garbosky Obal and was a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Scranton. He was a graduate of West Scranton High School and attended the Pennsylvania State University. Before retirement, he worked as a mechanical engineering technician at Tobyhanna Army Depot.He was an avid Penn State and Philadelphia Phillies fan and enjoyed fishing. He also enjoyed a manhattan before his dinners and loved spending time with his family. He was a former member of the "Breakfast Club" that met weekly at the Honky Tonk Restaurant in Dunmore and he and fellow retirees from the Depot met at Timbers for dinner at the Mohegan Sun Casino. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


Also surviving are a sister, Sylvia Meretick, Scranton; a sister-in-law, Ann Marie Sabatella, Dunmore; brothers-in-law, Patrick Sabatella and wife, Mary, Dunmore; and Vito Sabatella and wife, Mary Ann, Dickson City; an uncle, John Obal and wife, Helen, Scranton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.


The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with a service at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 540 N. Main Ave., Scranton.Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.


Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18504.

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David Siergiej
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Reply #2 on : Fri July 17, 2015, 10:18:23
George was a long time friend sharing years of memories while working at the depot. He was nothing less of a saintly man who treated everyone with dignity and respect. He always was concerned with my daughters health and wellbeing. Unfortunately I will be out of town so I am sending my deepest sympathies and love to a man who inspired me through the years with his sincere friendship and caring towards me. Rest well George. Until we meet again my friend......
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Re: In Loving Memory of George M. Obal, Jr.
Reply #1 on : Tue July 14, 2015, 09:13:10
I worked with George at both Ballantine & Clauss and then at Tobyhanna Army Depot. After my retirement, I was a partner with George’s brother-in-law, Mike Sabatella, in the Summit Hills Senior Golf League. Mike and I would often talk about George. I always liked George; he was a good man.
Jim Scott