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Michael Kohut

December 28, 1930 - January 3, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Date of Service January 7, 2020

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

Cemetery Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery

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Michael Kohut, 89, of Waymart and formerly of Simpson died Friday at home. His wife, the former Joan Marie Pfeifer died in 2010.

Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Michael and Tessie Petroshock Kohut. He was a 1949 graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and was an Army veteran during the Korean War.

Michael retired from the US Postal Service in New Jersey. He also was a caregiver to his wife who was wheelchair dependent for 38 years.  He was an avid New York Yankee’s fan and was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church, Simpson.

He is survived by his son Michael Kohut and his wife Melissa, with whom he resided and who was his caregiver. A grandson, Bruce, a sister in law, Ruth Grandinetti and two nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by a brother in law, Tony Grandinetti.

The funeral will be Tuesday with Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM in Ss. Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church, 43 Rittenhouse St., Simpson by the Rev. Myron Myronyuk, Pastor. Interment will be in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Tuesday from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM at the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., 621 Main St., Simpson.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Ss. Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church, P.O. Box 124, Carbondale, PA 18407 For directions or condolences visit:

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