Eugene J. Pivovarnik, of Clarks Summit, passed into eternal life on Saturday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He is survived by his beloved wife, Annette Petrerio, who together have been married for 52 years.
Born in Scranton, the son of the late Joseph and Ann Basalyga Pivovarnik, Gene was a 1960 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and most recently employed by Scranton Label, Ransom Township, as a press manager. Gene was a life long parishioner of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Scranton. Throughout his life, Gene loved restoring old cars, especially his 1994 Camaro, and given his ability to fix anything, was the inspiration for others. Gene’s greatest joy in life was his family, evidenced by the unwavering love and devotion he expressed for his wife, children, and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Butaitis and partner, Jeff L’Hote, Milford; two sons, Eugene J. and wife, Mary Kay, Scranton and Gary A. and wife, Kathryn, Philadelphia; two grandchildren, Morgan Pivovarnik and Alexa Butaitis; two brothers, John and wife, Phyllis, Clarks Summit and Joseph and wife, Angela Centrella, Old Forge; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A son, Jeffery J., and a brother, Adrian, preceded him in death.
The Pivovarnik Family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the compassionate and caring staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.
Family and friends are invited to attend Gene’s funeral which will begin on Thursday at 9:15 am from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by Bright Week Pascha Services at 10 am in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Jefferson and Vine Streets, Scranton, by the Rev. Daniel Vaskalis. Entombment at Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 4 to 7 pm. Panachida services at 4:45 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or the Alzheimer's Association57 North Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18711-1309.