Mr. Carl J. Miskowicz, 91, formerly of West Chestnut Street in the North End section of the city, passed into Eternal Life early Tuesday morning, November 12th, while in the care of Allied Services-Center City, (formerly Saint Luke's Villa), where he resided the past three years.
Born June 30, 1928 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the last of nine children to the late Jon and Adolphia "Adella" (Kuchma) Miskowicz. Educated in the city schools, he was a member of the 1946 graduating class of the James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. He furthered his education toward his vocation by attaining a Bachelor of Science degree from King's College.
Following his formal education, Mr. Miskowicz enlisted with the United States Army, and proudly served our country during the Korean War, being honorably discharged from military duties on November 30, 1956 with the rank of Corporal.
As a youngster, he was always very inquisitive and as a hobby, would create new objects from his finds in local landfills. He enjoyed swimming in Brookside Creek with his childhood friends, and served as an altar boy for the former Saint Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church. Later in life, he enjoyed visiting friends at the former Dryer's on North Washington Street. He was a life-long lover of classical music and began studying piano as a child. He continued to enjoy playing his baby grand until late in life.
Until his retirement, Mr. Miskowicz worked as a chemist with Merck Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey and Philadelphia. His area of expertise was in medicine and vaccination inventions and production.
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Helen, Stanley, Veronica, Leo, Florence, Dorothy and two infant siblings who died soon after birth, Josephine and Rita.
Left to cherish his memory are two nieces, Susan Rzemien and Maryann Miskiewicz, his caregiver; two nephews, John and Mark Miskiewicz; Eight great-nieces and nephews and several dear friends.
Memorial funeral services for Mr. Miskowicz will be conducted on Saturday, December 7th at 10:30 a.m. from the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street.
The Reverend Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor of the Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, North Wilkes-Barre, will serve as celebrant.
Inurnment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Diocesan Cemetery, Carverton section of Kingston Township, where military honors will be accorded by the United States Army.
Relatives and friends are invited to join Carl's family for visitation and shared remembrances Saturday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.
Being that Carl was a lover of animals, his family would be humbled if those wishing a monetary donation in his memory, kindly give consideration to the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
To send flowers to Carl's family, please visit our floral section.
S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County
524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18702