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Jeffrey John Fedak

September 6, 1961 - September 13, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: September 21, 2019

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

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Jeffrey John Fedak, age 58, died on September 13th, 2019 after a short illness  at CMC Geisenger Scranton, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born in Carbondale, PA. September 6th, 1961, the son of Jean (Skasko) Fedak and the late John Fedak. He was of the eastern Orthodox faith and attended Fell Highschool, graduated from Carbondale Area Highschool in  1979. He was a member of the Tennis, Golf teams and played Saxophone in the band.

As a teenager he worked at Brown’s Hotel Lock Sheldrake NY in the dining room and the lighting department at The Jerry Lewis theater club for Bob Hope, Rita Moreno and many others.

Jeff attended  Clarkson College, University of Pittsburgh school of engineering and Penn State University. He joined The US Coast Guard in 1981 served until 1989.With Basic Training in Cape May NJ graduating with Highest Honors, he participated in the Coast Guard Military Band. He attended School at the US Coast Guard Base at Governors Island NYC  receiving the Highest Honors as a technician in the long range aid to navigation system called LORAN,(now known as GPS). He then was stationed at the Yakota Air Force Base in Japan where he was interviewed in the “What is the US Coast Guard doing in the center of Japan?” written by the Pacific stars and Stripes newsletter.

Jeffery owned several businesses in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Most recent adventure was Print IT Pros,  a graphic design company specializing in sports apparel in Scranton . For 20 years He dedicated his life to youth sports and co-owner of Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton. Co-owner of JFPM Lake Holding LLC Tafton PA. As Commodore of the Lake Wallenpaupack Yacht Club for 2 years, he helped to restore the décor and bring back an active membership. He enjoyed life on the lake in his Pontoon Boat, Cruising, and  being surrounded by family and friends. He was involved in many charitable organization and Donor to the Gift of Life.

Survived By: mother Jean, brother Greg, nephew Keaton and niece Jade Fedak. great aunt Lillian Houde, fiancée Paula Barton and her children Rachel, Jesse and partner and true friend Pat McWade many aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and friends .

Proceeded by his father John Fedak, maternal great grandparents Theodore and Mary Skasko ,maternal grand Mother Mary Skasko Wasik ,paternal grandparents Samuel and Anna Fedak, sister in law Dooley Robinson Fedak and nephew/God Son Bryan Fedak, godparents Eva Fedak Krenitsky and Michael Barna

The family would like to invite you to a Celebration of Life, Saturday September 21,2019 1 to 3 pm. at NOSH, 280 Main St , Dickson City, PA 18519

In lieu of flowers The Family would like any Donations to go to the Gift of life, Tafton Dive/Rescue Team, 235 Route 507, Tafton, PA 18464 and or Ledgedale Volunteer Fire Company, 529 Goose Pond Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436.

Joseph Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., Simpson is assisting the family.

For condolences visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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