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Thomas Dobreniecki

March 25, 2020

U.S. Veteran

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In light of current circumstances, services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Scott Twp.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc. Dickson City.  To leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.

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Thomas P. “Zeke” Dobreniecki, 74, of Dickson City, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore.  He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Hamilton Dobreniecki.

Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Zigmund and Pearl Pawlowski Dobreniecki, and he was a graduate of Dickson City High School and a member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City.  He served with the US Air Force from 1965 to 1968 with the 531st Attack Fighter Squadron at Bien Hoa AFB, Vietnam.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 665, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5937 all of Dickson City.  Prior to retirement he owned and operated the Lackawanna Tinning and Sheet Metalworks in Dickson City.

Zeke was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many.  He was generous with his time and skill to many civic organizations in the area.  He was a founding member of the Fishing Ambassadors; he was an avid outdoorsman who loved his trips to Canada for both fishing and hunting.  His great joy came from the time he spent with grandchildren attending all of their sporting events.  He was an accomplished trap shooter, receiving the “Top Gun” award.  Zeke was a great storyteller who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Surviving are four daughters, Jill Lennon, and husband Brian, Dickson City, Jennifer Staples, Dickson City, Laura Hiltabidel, and husband, Jason, Bloomsburg, and Amy Dobreniecki, Dickson City; ten grandchildren, Joseph, Lucy, Ruby, and Bernard Lennon, Devin Cottrell, Jeremy, Joshua, and Thomas Staples, Abigail Gajdys, and Bella Hiltabidel;  two brothers, Robert Dobreniecki, and companion, Pauline Thomas, Peckville, and Fred Dobreniecki, and wife, Jane, Clarks Summit; a sister, Carol Towers, Dickson City; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Dobreniecki, and a nephew, Gregory Towers.

In light of current circumstances, services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Scott Twp.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc. Dickson City.  To leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.