George Marcinkevich

April 18, 2024

George Charles Marcinkevich, 80, a lifelong resident of “The Marvine” section of Scranton, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2024, after a brief illness. George was born on July 16, 1943, to the late Anthony and Mary Marcinkevich.  He was educated in Scranton Schools before beginning his career as a Union Ironworker with Local 489. Before his retirement in 1995 he had a hand in the construction of many buildings and bridges, including the Market Place at Steamtown, the VA Hospital, Hershey Medical Center, Janet Weis Childrens Hospital, PNC Field and many more. George will be greatly missed by his wife of over 57 years Mary (Matyassi), a son George (Tammy) and daughter Julie Cicci (Jeff), five grandchildren George (Brittany), Ryan (Amanda Paglianite) and Haley “His Queenie” (Jordan Yatsko) Marcinkevich, Nick (Mary Heacock) and Corey Cicci. Three great grandchildren Kalib, Tyler, and McKenzie Marcinkevich. George is also survived by a sister Mary Ann Rist, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brothers Tony, Billy, Johnny and Bobby. George embodied the best of qualities: unconditional love, strength of spirit, and an unending generosity that could be seen in his care for his entire family, countless friends, and everyone he encountered. George had a passion for the outdoors which he shared with his children, grandchildren, and many friends, especially Kenny Manchak, Bill Richards, Billy Hoffman, Bob Stanavitch and the late Jerry Santorsa. Even at 80 years old he had yet another successful hunting season.  If he was not hunting or fishing, you could still find him going for a ride to the woods just because it was where he loved to be. It is most certain that upon his arrival at the pearly gates he will not ask for a mansion, just an old tree stand. The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the staff at The Oak Ridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and The Hospice of The Sacred Heart for their care and compassion provided to George during his illness. Calling hours will be 5 to 8p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Avenue, West Scranton. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate in George’s name to a charity of your choice.

Burial Date: April 23, 2024

Calling hours will be 5 to 8p.m., Tuesday, April 23 in the funeral home.

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