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November 30, 1931 - June 26, 2019
Matthew J. Domines, age 87 and a longtime North Scranton resident, passed away Wednesday at Allied Hospice in Scranton, after an illness. His beloved wife of 53 years, Mary D. (Kralicek) Domines, preceded him in death on October 21, 2015.
Born in Lansford on November 30, 1931, son of the late Steven and Emma Lauer Domines, Matthew was a graduate of the former Lansford High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War earning both the National Defense Service and Good Conduct Medals. He earned rank as Sgt. before his Honorable Discharge in 1955.
After moving to Scranton to work for the United States Postal Service, Matthew then began a career spanning over 25 years as an electronics technician for Tobyhanna Army Depot, prior to his retirement. A devoted Roman Catholic, he was a faithful member of Mary, Mother of God Parish in Scranton.
He loved the polkas, watching sports and reading the newspaper. He had an amazing work ethic and his attention to detail was second to none. Above anything else in his life came his family. Spending time together, especially with his adoring grandchildren, meant the world to him.
Supporting his family had been his lifelong goal: mission accomplished. He will be forever missed.
He is survived by his four children, Linda Howey and husband Joseph of Taylor, Matt Domines of Old Forge, Nancy Hudachek and husband George of Greensburg and Paul Domines of Scranton; four grandchildren, Joseph, Daniel, Matthew and Kendra; a great grandson on his way, Owen Matthew; and many nieces and nephews.
The last surviving of eight children, he was also preceded in death by siblings, Frank, Stephen, Albert, Martin and John Domines, Emma Haravitch and Mary Frantz.
His family wishes to acknowledge and thank the amazing staffs of Allied Hospice; Geisinger CMC’s E.R., 5th and 6th floors; Dr. Richard Martin and his office, for the collective care given to Matthew throughout his illness.
Funeral services with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard are scheduled to begin on Monday at 9:00AM from the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Church, Mary, Mother of God Parish, 316 William Street in Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Cyril Edwards, Pastor. Private burial, Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday between 3-6:00PM at the funeral home.
In lieu off flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Matthew’s name to his church c/o Mary, Mother of God Parish, 316 William St., Scranton, Pa., 18508.