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Stanley Starzec

May 18, 1926 ~ December 6, 2019 (age 93)

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Stanley J. Starzec, 93, of Avoca, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, where he was guest.


Born in Avoca, on May 18, 1926, he was a son of Andrew and Laura (Modeski) Starzec.


Stanley was a graduate of Avoca High School and served in the US Navy during World War II.  He worked for the former, Potlatch Company, Ransom.


He was a member of Queen of the Apostles (formerly Ss. Peter and Paul) Parish, Avoca. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas, Joseph & John Starzec.


He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jean (Pucilowski) Starzec, 4 loving daughters, Annette and her husband, Brian Judge, Wyoming, Louise Starzec, at home, Jeanene Baran, Dupont, Ramona and her husband, David Lenchak, Dupont, 7 grandchildren, Nicole Betances, Matthew Starzec, Melissa Helmer, Andrew Judge, Michael Lenchak, Justin and Tyler Baran, a great granddaughter, Jaslynn Rae Betances, 4 sisters, Theresa McDonald, Avoca, Ann Frances, Avoca, Marie Bartosiewicz, Utica, NY, Charlotte Kulick, Dupont, several nieces and nephews.


The family would like to thank 3rd Floor South staff at the Gino Merli Center,


Family and Friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:00AM in Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with Father Phillip J. Sladicka officiating.  Interment will be private in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Moosic.


Calling hours will be from 9:00 AM till the time of the Mass in the church.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Avoca Fire Department or Avoca Ambulance, 740 Main Street, Avoca, PA 18641 or the SPCA of Luzerne Co., 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. 


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Queen of the Apostles Church
715 Hawthorne Street
Avoca, PA 18641

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