Eugene Marselles of Hanover Green, died peacefully on Thursday February 7, 2013 at home.
Born in Nanticoke on September 7, 1924, he was the only son of the late Mathias (Marty) and Celia Yaronski Marselles.
He attended Nanticoke High School and received his high school diploma in 2002 at a special ceremony honoring those who, due to service to their country in WWII, were unable to complete their senior year. Gene served in the United States Navy, during WWII, on the USS Baltimore. One of the highlights of his time on the Baltimore was when President Franklin D. Roosevelt came aboard with his Scottie dog Fala.
He married the love of his life, the former Lillian Scholl, on October 22, 1949 and just celebrated 63 years of marriage. Gene was employed by Air Products and Foster Wheeler Corp., Mountaintop, where he retired as a shift superintendent. He also spent time at Three Mile Island, helping clean up contamination after the disaster. He loved the outdoors, was an avid fisherman and loved spending time in his garden.
He was a member of the First English Baptist Church, Nanticoke, where he served as deacon for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son Daniel, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Surviving are: his wife Lillian; sons: Richard, and his wife Rose Marie, Laflin, Eugene, and his wife Jeannie, Jenkins Twp., David, and his wife Susan, Whitehall; grandchildren: Maryann, Laflin; Victoria Rolinc, and her husband John, Bloomsburg; April Bunje, and her husband Brian, Pocono Summit; David and Jessica, Whitehall; great-grandchildren: Liam, Abigale and Connor Bunje; nieces and nephews; cousin: Bernard Yaronski, Nanticoke; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Eleanor and Leo Sawicki, Hunlock Creek.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 A.M. from Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, the Rev. Ken Turley officiating. Entombment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Friends may call Monday from 5-7 P.M.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate care they provided, as well as current caregivers Daly, Kathy and Roxanne, and past caregivers Al, Ann, Francie and Kevin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or Care and Concern Ministries, St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.