Robert S. Warunek

June 27th, 2015 1:15 am

First Posted: 2/10/2013

Robert S. Warunek, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, formally of Avoca, passed away Monday January 21, 2013 at the Riverside Rehab Center in Taylor, after a long courageous battle with COPD.

Born on March 21, 1937, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Helen (Shemansky) Warunek

Everyone called him Bob. He will be missed by brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Bob helped everyone, even people he didn't know. Bob loved helping his friends and family with home projects and going to car shows with his friend from Maryland. He also loved riding amusement park rides with his nieces and nephews.

He worked at Rocky Glen Park in Moosic during high school. Upon graduation in 1955 from Avoca High School, he relocated to Maryland where he worked for the Federal Census Bureau for thirty years. He was honored at a retirement party when he retired twenty years ago.

Everyone who knew Bob cared about him. He was the kind of person everyone should be lucky enough to know. He was intelligent, organized, and had an amazing memory.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sisters, Evelyn Warunek, Elizabeth Gruttadauria, and Irene Breymeier. Bob is survived by his brother Ronald and his wife Judith Warunek, his sister Joan Jaksina, brother-in-law, John Gruttadauria and several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

Our family would like to thank the staff at Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Taylor and Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of Regional Hospital in Scranton for the excellent care Bob received during his stay there. We will miss him until we see him again.

A memorial service was held Saturday February 9, 2013, at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc. 255 McAlpine St. Duryea, with Rev. Scott Ryan of the Nanticoke First United Methodist Church and the Newport United Methodist Church officiating.

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