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John F. Slaboda

February 22, 2019

U.S. Veteran

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The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc. 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, PA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 at St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City, PA. Interment will be at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.

Friends may call Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 1090 Carmalt St., Dickson City, PA 18519.  For directions or to leave online condolences, visit the funeral home website.

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John F. Slaboda, 98, of Dickson City entered into eternal rest on Friday morning at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Sadowski Slaboda, who died May 18, 2012. They had been married for 66 years.

Born in Throop, the son of the late John and Bertha Tomasovitch Slaboda he was a member of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Dickson City, PA. He was a graduate of Throop High School and attended Johnson’s School for cabinetry and carpentry.  Following graduation he worked at the Remington Arms Company in Connecticut as a machinist. He was drafted into the Army and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater.    Following the War he worked several jobs including as a cook at a few resorts in the Poconos and the Catskill Mountains.  John was employed by the Trane Co. in Dunmore, PA as a Foreman retiring after 32 years.

John was very devout in his Catholic Faith and was very active at St. Mary’s Visitation Church.  He was a Lector and one of the first Eucharistic Ministers and a member of the Holy Name Society.  He volunteered at the Parish accompanying many Pastors over the years on First Friday Communion calls.  He also assisted in the Parish Office working with his wife Marie who was a Parish Secretary for many years.  John was a member of the American Legion Raymond Henry Post #327 Olyphant, PA.

The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to his personal caregiver Joseph Wargo husband of his Niece who assisted and took care of John for many years.  A special thank you to the caring and compassionate staff of AseraCare Hospice especially Michael, Allison, Caitlin and Chrissy who made John’s last few months very comfortable and pleasant.  Although he was a resident at the Gino Merli Veterans Center for only a short time the staff was very kind and gentle with John and he received excellent care during his final days.

Surviving are Nieces Elaine Slaboda, Throop; Maryann Coviello and husband Anthony, Throop; Carol Wargo and husband Joseph, Olyphant and Niece-In-Law Marjorie Slaboda.  Also surviving are several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Stephen, George and Edward Slaboda and his nephew Stephen Slaboda Jr.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc. 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, PA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 at St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City, PA. Interment will be at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.

Friends may call Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 1090 Carmalt St., Dickson City, PA 18519.  For directions or to leave online condolences, visit the funeral home website.