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Vincent P. Pushinaitis

April 1, 1944 - October 13, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: October 26, 2019

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 26

Vince’s family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

A Blessing Service will be conducted at 1 pm, by the Rev. Richard Fox, Pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, followed by Military Honors accorded by the United States Marine Corps Color Guard.

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Vincent P. Pushinaitis Jr., 75, of Fell Township, died at home on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from complication of Agent Orange. His wife is Barbara Ann Cottell Pushinaitis and the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August. Born in Scranton, Vince was the son of the late Anna and Vincent P. Pushinaitis Sr. He was a 1963 graduate of West Scranton High School and enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. Vince served as a Sergeant in Vietnam with the 3rd Marine Division and was awarded the National Defense Service, Vietnam Service with 1 bronze star, and the Vietnam Campaign Medals; the Presidential Unit Citation and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with 2 devices. Vince had been employed as a yardmaster for the Erie/Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail. He retired from Poly-Hi Solidur. He was a member of the former St. Michael’s Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church on Jackson Street, West Scranton and the American Legion. After retirement, Vince and Barbara moved to Arizona and then returned to Fell Township after his ailments needed to be addressed by the Veterans Hospital in Wilkes Barre. Vince was a loving and kind husband, father, papa and brother who adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Vince is also survived by one son, Richard B. and wife June, Fell Twp., two daughters, Amy Lois Pushinaitis and companion Rick Wademan, Tunkhannock, Theresa Ann Pushinaitis and companion, Dave Tripp, Scranton, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, siblings, Carol Fetch (Michael) York, PA and John Pushinaitis, Scranton. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 26, in the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Avenue, West Scranton. Vince’s family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. A Blessing Service will be conducted at 1 pm, by the Rev. Richard Fox, Pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, West Scranton, followed by Military Honors accorded by the United States Marine Corps Color Guard.