Obituaries » Bronislaw (Barney) Posluszny
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August 18, 1925 - September 16, 2016
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Bronislaw (Barney) Posluszny, age 91, a resident of Southeastern Veterans’ Center in Spring City and formerly of Old Forge, passed away Friday morning. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Josephine (Josie) Gawel Posluszny, on February 16, 1999.
Born in Dupont on August 18, 1925, Barney was the son of the late Louis and Mary Spivak Posluszny. He was an honored WWII Veteran who served his country with pride. Serving in the Army Air Corps for 32 missions as a tail gunner on a B17, his bravery earned him numerous accolades including the Air Medal w/ 3 bronze oak leaf clusters; the American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 bronze service stars; the World War II Victory Medal; Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII; the Marksman Badge with Carbine, Pistol and Rifle Bars; and the Army Aviation Badge.
Barney supported his family initially as a coal miner and then became certified in Sheet Metal Worker at the Wyoming Valley Technical Institute. He retired from Superior Door & Sash in Scranton. He always encouraged his children and grandchildren to pursue a higher level of education.
Barney was a hunter, fisherman (many trips to Canada), bowler, and gardener. He introduced his children and grandchildren to these hobbies at a very early age. Another hobby he enjoyed doing was small engine repair. He especially loved polkas and accordion music played by his son.
He is survived by his children, Bernard Posluszny and wife Roseann of Taylor, Theresa Heckman and husband Wayne of Williamstown, N.J., Barbara Gibson and husband Jim of El Paso, TX., and Carol Stephan and husband Michael of Lititz; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; siblings, Emanuel and Louis Posluszny and Phyllis Polinski; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, Edward, John, Joseph and Theresa.
Blessing services by Rev. August A. Ricciardi, Pastor of the Prince of Peace Parish, are scheduled for Tuesday at 10:00AM at the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Interment with military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Old Forge.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday between 5-8:00PM at the funeral home. Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave an online condolence.