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William Martin Rovinsky

December 11, 2021

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The funeral will be on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City with mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. Interment with military honors will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Scott Twp., following mass.   Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.   A celebration of Bill’s life will continue Wednesday after committal services at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at his family home on Rovinsky Road.

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William Martin Rovinsky (Rover), died peacefully surrounded by his family in his home on Rovinsky Road on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the age of 87, after a brief illness.  He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Lou McCormick Rovinsky.

William was born on January 14, 1934, in Peckville, to the late John and Sophia Savitsky Rovinsky, and he was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City.  He graduated from Scott High School in 1952. He served in the United States Army and the Pennsylvania State Police where he retired after 39 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Police and American Legion Post 665, Dickson City, Shopa Davey Post 6082, Peckville, and Raymond Henry Post 327, Olyphant.

William was proud of his Polish Heritage and he lived an enjoyable life at his home in Scott Township where he was the proprietor of Bill’s Blueberries. His never-ending enthusiasm for life and curiosities always kept him effusively occupied. His wide-ranging experiences included his playing in his band the Sunny Side Ramblers, building his home with his wife, organizing Lakeland youth sports, farming, philosophy, practicing craftsmanship, entertaining at Camp Blu, and most important to him providing for and caring for his family. You always walked away from him knowing something that you didn’t know yesterday.

The family would like to thank Commonwealth Home Health, Compassionate Care Hospice, Dr. Giovanni Ramos, and Hematology and Oncology Associates of Northeastern for their professional and considerate care and all his friends at Wayne’s Diner for their endearing hospitality.

Surviving are his children, Billy, and wife, Donna, Bobby, and Susie Rovinsky; grandchildren Aidan, Riley, and Isabel; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers Joseph and John Rovinsky, sisters Sophie Gavlinski, Ann Pietrewicz, Josephine Olshefski, Helen Syp, and infant sister Mary Rovinsky and Brother-In-Law James (Mike) McCormick.

The funeral will be on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City with mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. Interment with military honors will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Scott Twp., following mass.   Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.   A celebration of Bill’s life will continue Wednesday after committal services at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at his family home on Rovinsky Road.