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June 3, 1924 - March 10, 2019
Edward J. “Fritz” Stancavage, age 94, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Saturday evening at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Laura Piazza Stancavage, on September 6, 2017.
Born in Old Forge on June 3, 1924, and son of the late Julia and Alex Stancavage, Fritz was schooled in Old Forge. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII, prior to his Honorable Discharge in 1946.
Prior to his retirement, Fritz worked as a bookbinder for the former Haddon Craftsmen, Inc. in Scranton. Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a member of St. Michael’s Church in Old Forge, prior to its closure, before joining St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Prince of Peace Parish.
A favorite pastime was playing cards with family and friends and listening and singing to Polka music. He was a life member of the Old Forge American Legion.
Reuniting with Laura, he is now at peace and will long be missed.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Lynn Murray, and sister-in-law Jeanne Land.
He was also preceded in death by his eight siblings, Helen, Theresa, Florence, Stella, Chester, Alex, Stanley and Walter Stancavage.
A Blessing Service to be celebrated by Rev. August Ricciardi is scheduled for Wednesday at noon in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Interment with full military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Old Forge.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 11:00AM until services.