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Raymond J. Gutowski is former resident of Avoca, who graduated from Duryea High School in 1958 and from King's College with a B.S. in Accounting in 1966, after serving in the U. S. Navy.


He moved to Broomall after that, but stays connected with the old home area by reading the Dispatch on line every Sunday, he said in an email. His mother Evelyn Gutowski still lives in Avoca and Ray wrote in an email, She avidly reads the Dispatch.


Ray has been married to the former Loretta Falcone of Philadelphia for 42 years and they have two sons.


Ray attached bios of his sons asking the Dispatch to publish them, in order that my former neighbors and friends might catch up on us, he wrote.



Raymond A. Gutowski is First Vice President, Investments with Raymond James & Associates in Bala Cynwyd. He has earned the professional designation of Chartered Retirement Plan Counselor (CRPC) and is specially trained to evaluate and establish retirement plans. He was named to the firm's Chairman's Council in recognition of his outstanding performance. His community activities include serving as a member of the Big Brother/Big Sister organization and Habitat for Humanity. He graduated from Villanova University in 1993 with a B.S. degree in accounting.



David J. Gutowski is a partner and member of the State Tax Group in the Philadelphia Office of Reed Smith. His law practice involves multi-state sales and use and corporate tax appeals, including representing clients in state tax litigation before administrative boards and courts in various jurisdictions. He is also is a frequent speaker on state and local tax issues. He is a member of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Taxation Committee and a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College (B.A., 1995) and Temple University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2000). He was selected as a 2011 New Jersey Rising Star in tax by Super Lawyers Magazine


Graduates basic

Army Reserve Pvt. Vasily L. Lieback has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.


During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. During AIT, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army installations. Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order.


Lieback is the son of Karen Decker of North Goodwin Avenue, Kingston, and Peter Lieback of Old Boston Road, Pittston. He is a 2011 graduate of Pittston Area High School.


Honor student


Christopher Donnelly of West Pittston, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2015, has been inducted into the Colgate chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national scholastic honorary society that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of first-year students.


Donnelly was among the 180 students who received the prestigious distinction for having earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the 2011-2012 academic year.


Currently a sophomore at Colgate, Donnelly, is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School.


They're brand new

A boy was born to Jillian and Ryan Grochal of Harding on Oct. 6


A girl was born to Megan Preuss and Justin Donaldson of Avoca on Oct. 8


A girl was born to Marissa Remus and Raymond Roberts of Wyoming on Oct. 14


Hearing aid questions?

Design Hearing Instruments, Inc., of Duryea, will conduct a Service Center at Fino's Pharmacy, 32 Main St., Pittston, on Monday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have a hearing aid that needs to be serviced, repaired or replaced, a representative will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Information will be available on many different styles of hearing aids. A free gift will be given to anyone who stops by.


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