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Peter Macheska

February 14, 1925 - July 27, 2023

U.S. Veteran
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Peter Macheska, of Simpson, PA died on July 27 at Regional Hospital of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Peter was predeceased by his wife, Rita (nee Washeleski), who passed away in 2008.  He is survived by his son Peter and his wife Susan and two grandchildren:  Lindsay and Ryan Macheska of Pine Brook, NJ.  He also leaves behind his nieces Shelley Harris and Debbie Martell and Shelley’s husband Frank Smith; nephews William Macheska and his children Jessica and William and David Macheska and his wife Vivian.

Peter was a veteran of World War II where he proudly served in the Navy from 1943-1946.  He was stationed on the Arkansas for three years and was able to witness the end of the war while stationed on the ship.  He was one of the last survivors of the Greatest Generation. He worked for more than 40 years at Hoffman LaRoche Pharmaceuticals in Nutley, NJ before retiring back to Simpson where he lived until he moved to Clarks Summit Senior Living in July of 2021.  He was a member of the VFW Post # 4712, the Simpson and the Honor Guard Unit and theMember of the former Simpson Golden Age Seniors.

Peter grew up in Simpson, PA with seven brothers and sisters and attended Fell Township, PA school district.  He and all of his brothers served with distinction in World War II in various capacities.  He met his wife Rita in Simpson and they moved to Nutley, NJ to start their careers and family.  Pete and Rita were married for 57 years.

Peter was beloved by all and was a kind and caring man who loved golf, talking politics and reminiscing about the past “when life was more simple”

Funeral services will be private. Following a mass interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Simpson. Memorial contributions to: T.J. Martell Foundation, 2817 West End Ave., Suite 126 # 206, Nashville, TN. 37203       Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., Simpson is assisting with funeral arrangements. For condolences visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

 

 

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