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Lester Rymond

July 18, 1922 - June 20, 2014

Burial Date June 20, 2014

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Lester Rymond, age 91, of the Greenwood section of Moosic, died Friday morning at Golden Living Center – Summit in Wilkes Barre. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janet Gill Rymond. Wed on March 14, 1944, the couple celebrated 70 years of marriage together.
Born in Upper Black Eddy on July 18, 1922, son of the late John H. and Agnes Lutz Rymond, Lester was an Army Sergeant of WWII, serving with the 3279th Ordinance Base Depot Company, attached to the 609th Ordinance Base Armament Maintenance Battalion in Tidworth, England, and later attached to the 251st Ordinance Company Service Battalion in Roeuix, Belgium. He was awarded with the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with one bronze star for his loyal service to his country. A proud veteran, he was a longtime member of the American Legion. A part time police officer for the Moosic Police Department for many years, he retired from the Trane Company in Dunmore. Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a member of Divine Mercy Parish in Scranton. He enjoyed Scrabble and was an avid card player. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Lester will be dearly missed.
He is also survived by his two daughters, Janet Van Luvender and husband James of Moosic, and Michelle Canick and husband Thomas of Rockville, Maryland; his three sons, Keith Rymond of Kentwood, Michigan, Brian Rymond and wife Rosemary of Lexington, Kentucky, and Richard Rymond and wife Mary of Canton, Michigan; and seven grandchildren, Christopher, Mathew, Katie and Kylah Rymond, Heather Carnathan and husband Shawn, Nicole Van Luvender and Paul Canick.
His siblings, Sarah, John William, Anna Leona, Fredy and two step brothers, Alfred and Gilbert, also preceded him in death.
His family would like to extended their deepest gratitude to the entire staff of Golden Living Center for the care taken of Lester throughout his stay with them.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Thursday at 8:30AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge, with a 9:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis Street in Scranton. Interment with full military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap Cemetery in Annville. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday between 5-7:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lester’s name to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, 18411.