Robert Paranich

Robert Stephen Paranich

Tuesday, February 5th, 1935 - Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Robert Stephen Paranich, 85, Bellmeade, died Saturday afternoon July 4, 2020 at his home.
He was born February 5, 1935 in Winton, son of the late Andrew and Mary (Schlacta) Paranich.
On May 30, 1964 he married Barbara Marie Skonieczki at St. Joseph Church, Port Griffith.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years; four children, Robert (Denise) of Westminster, Md., Stephen (Rae Marie) and his son, Adam of Clarks Summit, Barbara Andrea (James) Mackereth, and their sons, Nathaniel and Matthew of Bellmeade, and Rebecca (John) Miller of Tipton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew.
Robert was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School, Port Griffith and Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia. He formerly was employed at Bendix Corp., Montrose and then began teaching electrical engineering at Penn State University-Wilkes Barre campus. Robert later earned his Masters degree in Physics at Wilkes University and retired as an associate professor at Penn State University- Wilkes Barre.
Robert served as Eucharistic minister and reader at Our Lady of the Eucharist, Pittston until September 2017 when he moved to Altoona. He also volunteered as a Cub Scout master in Hughestown for many years.
He enjoyed football, golf, crossword puzzles, and creating prize winning oil paintings and he loved to cook. He was also an avid fan of Penn State football and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Robert often said “If you would know me, look into the eyes of my children”

A private funeral mass will be celebrated at the convenience of his family at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood, by Rev. Father Jozef Kovacik. A memorial mass will be held in Pittston at a later date.
The family suggests contributions in Robert’s memory be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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A private funeral Mass will be celebrated at the convenience of his family at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood. A memorial Mass will be held in Pittston at a later date.


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Theresa Colella

Posted at 08:57pm
Oh Barbara, I was so sad to read of Bob's passing recently. I didn't know that you had moved away. Bob always reminded me of a gentle giant. He was so patient when you came to the ceramic shop. Please pass my condolences on to your children, Sincerely, Theresa from Fashion Ceramics

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