Richard Alexander Zbysheski died in Manor Care Nursing Home in Kingston, PA.
Born in Plains on August 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Josephine and Alexander Zbysheski. Richard was a skilled tradesman in the upholstery industry. He worked at Stelmar Clothing Manufacturer for 30 years. He was a member of St Peter and Paul Church, Plains. He served in the PA National Guard, was a Grand Knight in the Luzerne Knights of Columbus and an original founding member of the Miners-Mills Triangle Club. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 558 in Plains.
Richard loved the Philadelphia Eagles, the Red Barons and the New York Yankees. He met his wife, the former Marie Tarencz in the church choir. He proposed to her on December 24th, 1951. They were married on September 6, 1952.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Marie, son-in-law-Mark Miller, daughter-in-law Sharon Zbysheski and son-in-law to be Charles Perry.
Richard will be sadly missed by his five children: Richard (Nancy), Laurie (Charles Perry), Robert (Sharon), Michelle Miller (Mark) and Lynn Decinti (fiance Keith Shumway).
Richard had nine grandchildren: Lane, Raphael, Michael, Jarrod, Bobby, Maria, Julia, Ryan and Tyler. He also had four great grandchildren: Alyssa, Connor, Cameron and Chloe.
Richard’s unique welcoming, warm-hearted character, his quirky sense of humor will leave an indelible imprint upon all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
His family especially wishes to thank all of the doctors, nurses and aides at Manor Care Nursing Home, especially Marianne; and the Sacred Heart Hospice who took such loving care of him.
Funeral service will be conducted on Monday, November 4, 2019, at 9:00 am from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 689 Hazle Ave. Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Plains.
Interment will follow in parish cemetery with Military Honors.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the funeral home from 4 to 7 pm and Monday morning from 8:45 am until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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