Obituary of Nicholas Lesavage
Nicholas H. Lesavage, 74, Greenwood Section of Moosic, passed away Thursday at Allied Hospice, Scranton after a courageous battle with cancer. His loving wife of 29 years, Barbara Parks Lesavage died January 9, 2016.
Born August 11, 1944, in Scranton, to the late Frank and Mary Yusko Lesavage, Nick was a Graduate of Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1963 after which he joined the PA Army National Guard and served 20+ years and retired as a Staff Sargent. In 2002, he retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot as an electronics tech, and then worked for 17 years for Cigna Health Care as a Security Officer. Nick was very active and joyous in giving of his time and talents in both his former parish, St. Mary Czestochowa, in Moosic and now Divine Mercy Parish, which he was a part of its Choir and the Combo Group at the 5:00 pm Mass and assisted the parish office staff weekly. Nick truly loved his neighborhood in Greenwood and his community involvement also included the Greenwood Hose Co. #1, Moosic Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus, Council 12297, St. Lucy’s, 4th Degree Assembly 938, St. Ann’s and a member of the Association of the US Army. Nick and his nephew, Dave, who was introduced as“ My Brother Dave” by him, enjoyed spending time together, especially going to breakfast several times a week.
Surviving are his nephew and niece who were his caregivers, David and Helen Pietryka, Old Forge and their children, Kristen and David, who held a special place in Nick’s heart; a son, Nicholas Jr. and his wife, Tanya, Spring brook and their children, Dakota and Hunter; a daughter, Mary Ann Ward and her husband, Paul, Madsion Twp and their children, Marissa and Jacob; a sister-in-Law, Ruth Lesavage, Scranton.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Peter & wife, Helen Lesavage, Stephen & wife, Mary Lesavage, Frank Lesavage, Jr.; sisters, Annie Belavitz and husband, Anthony and Elizabeth Godfrey & husband, Ronald.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St. Taylor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis L. Pauselli, his Pastor. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow in St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Cemetery, Minooka Section. Family and friends may call Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.