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John J. Totski

December 3, 1929 - November 19, 2015

U.S. Veteran

Date of Service November 23, 2015

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

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John J. Totski, 85, of Vandling and formerly of Simpson died Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife, the former Mar Anne Bednarczyk died in 2000.

Born in Mayfield, he was the son of the late John & Anna Ostrowski Totski. He was a graduate of Mayfield High School and then served in the Army.  He retired as a corrections officer at Farview State Hospital, Waymart.

John was a member of St. Michael’s Church/ St. Rose Parish, Simpson.  He was also a member of St. Michael’s Holy Name Society.  John loved children and treasured spending time with his own children and grandchildren.

He passed away peacefully on what would have been his 60th wedding anniversary to meet Mary Anne and dance a polka in heaven.  The family would like to thank the following local business and their staffs that brought joy to John’s life, Trichilo’s Convenient Market, Simpson; Pinky’s Restaurant, Carbondale and especially Frank’s Place, Simpson.

He is survived by a daughter, Anne and her husband David Shollock, Vandling, with whom he resided; a son John Totski and wife Michelle, Sylvan Beach, NY; seven siblings, Florence Russell, Norristown; Marian Cerra, Carbondale; Dolores Tracewski, Peckville; Jane Orlando, Mayfield; Francis Totsky, Simpson; Robert Tocki, Mayfield; Lorretta Ansuzewski, Peckville; four grandchildren, David and Kyle Shollock and John Jr and Jessica Totski; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers Larry and Joseph and a sister Rose Saltisiak.

The funeral will be Monday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc  621 Main St, Simpson with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson.  Interment will be with military honors in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Simpson. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Toys For Tots, C/O Forest City Regional High School, 100 Susquehanna St., Forest City, PA 18421.

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