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William Rutkowski

December 15, 2018

U.S. Veteran

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The funeral with military honors will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City.  Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dickson City.  For directions or to leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.

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William E. Rutkowski, 61, of Dickson City, died Saturday December 15, 2018 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after a brief illness.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late William and Delores Soboleski Rutkowski, and he was a member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City.  He was a graduate of Mid Valley High School, and he was employed as an electronic mechanic leader at Tobyhanna Army Depot.  He served with the US Army, and he was a member of American Legion Post 665, Dickson City.

Bill was a loving and caring father, grandfather, and brother who was very active with the Dickson City Civic Center serving as a basketball coach and baseball coach for many years.  He also served with the Dickson City Zoning Hearing Board.  He was a fan of everything Philadelphia especially the Eagles.

Bill and his son were season ticket holder for Penn State football, and they attended every home game, and were looking forward to Penn State’s upcoming bowl game.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Surviving a son, William Rutkowski, Lake Ariel; a daughter, Jessica Rutkowski, and fiancée, Justin Clark, Springbrook; grandchildren, Dylan, Rylee, and Liam O’Neill; sisters, Janet DeGrazio, Dickson City, Linda Lisowski, and husband, Mike, Dickson City, and Beverly Thomas, and husband Joe, Archbald; his former spouse, Julie Shelesky Rutkowski, Lake Ariel, and his companion, Estelle Schreppel, Dickson City; nieces and nephews.

The funeral with military honors will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City.  Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dickson City.  For directions or to leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.