Obituaries » Michael B. Nalevanko, Sr.
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October 16, 1929 - November 23, 2017
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Michael B. Nalevanko, Sr., age 88, of Old Forge, passed away Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, after an illness. His beloved wife of 62 years, Eleanor DelVecchio Nalevanko, passed away on August 31st.
Born on October 16, 1929 and son of the late George and Ann Yurtinus Nalevanko, Michael was a graduate of Greensburg High School before attending Johnson Technical School. A proud U.S. Veteran, he honorably served in the Army during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement he was a machinist for Chamberlain Manufacturing (General Dynamics) of Scranton.
Of Catholic faith, he was a longtime member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Prince of Peace Parish, in Old Forge. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Dearly missed by his family, he is now reunited with his best friend, his wife Eleanor.
He is survived by his children, Karen Piekarski and husband Robert of Old Forge and Michael Nalevanko, Jr., and wife Kathy of Lake Ariel; three grandchildren, Michael Nalevanko, III, of Lake Ariel, Megan Beny and husband Alex and Matthew Piekarski, both of Old Forge; siblings, John and Thomas Nalevanko, Dorothy Phillips and Kay Ricciardella; and nieces and nephews.
Sisters, Mary Robb, Elizabeth Yusko, Margaret Adamovic, Helen Christman and Ann Mangini also preceded him in death.
Michael’s family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Armando Sallavanti for his years of exceptional care.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday at 10:00AM in St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 620 South Main Street in Old Forge, to be celebrated by Rev. August A. Ricciardi, Pastor. Burial with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at Old Forge Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday between 9-10:00AM at the church. Those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to church.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.