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June 4, 1940 - March 15, 2020
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William G. Stefanko, age 79, a longtime Duryea resident, passed away Sunday afternoon at Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Taylor. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 40 years, Nadine “Dina” (Orazzi) Stefanko, on October 21, 2003.
Born on June 4, 1940, and son of the late George and Rose (Matechak) Stefanko, William was a graduate of Old Forge High School, Class of 1958. He proudly served in the U.S. Army National Guard prior to an honorable discharge in 1966. He retired in 2005 from Panel Prints, Inc. as a paper baler after over 20 years of service to the company.
A lifelong member of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in Old Forge, he was also an avid reader and loyal New York Giants fan. Passing away peacefully, he’ll never be forgotten.
He is survived by his adoring daughter, Nancy Stefanko and companion David Hatton; his sister, Beverly Marsh and husband Thomas of Allentown; and nieces and nephews.
His daughter wished to acknowledge and thank the entire staffs of each Linwood and Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers for their care and compassion.
A private funeral Mass at St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church was celebrated by Rev. Eduard Shestak, Pastor, with burial at the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to his church c/o St. Nicholas of Myra, 140 Church St., Old Forge, Pa., 18518.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.