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Richard R. Whitelavich

March 18, 2021


Richard R. Whitelavich, 69, of Carbondale, died Thursday March 18th at the Regional Hospital of Scranton from complications of COVID-19.  He is survived by his wife, the former Vickie Borysiak.

Born in Mayfield, son of the late John E. and Anna B. Kozuch Whitelavich, he was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale.  He was a 1969 graduate of Lakeland High School.  He was a veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard, 109th Infantry division, having retired at the rank of Sergeant after a 26 year career.  He later was employed by RCA/Thompson Consumer Electronics, Dunmore.  He was currently employed as the Superintendent of Cemeteries at Saint Rose of Lima Parish/Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.  He greatly enjoyed watching Westerns on TV and The Three Stooges. He was an avid Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Phillies and NASCAR fan.  He always looked forward to “Thirsty Thursdays” and spending Sundays on the mountain.

Also surviving are sons: Richard Whitelavich and companion Renee, Carbondale; Bob Curtis and wife Angie, Carbondale; Marty Supeck and wife Jill, Childs; two daughters: Beth Whitelavich and wife Lauren, Carbondale; Amy Curtis and companion Jeff, Elk Lake; seven grandchildren: Katelyn and fiancé Jesse; Emily and companion Phillip; Megan and companion Brianna; Ronald; Carlie; Will; and Ben; a brother: John Whitelavich and wife Diane; aunts: Sophie Konish and Marci Cantwell; a sister-in-law: Mary O’Neill; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.   Arrangements by the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale.

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Keri and Liam Decknick

March 19, 2021 7:42 PM

Such an amazing man. His kindness will be missed on our trips to PA. Our thoughts continue to be with the family.
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amy curtis

March 27, 2021 11:24 AM

This man was one of a kind. He entered my life at the age of 13 and became my father. And always picked me up when I fell. And an amazing papa my kids could ask for.. Richie thank you for making my mother so happy and to know what true love is. I will always have you in my heart. 

Mr. and Mrs Ted Zenzal and Sons

March 26, 2021 2:18 PM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Mr. and Mrs Ted Zenzal and Sons

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Dave Richards

March 23, 2021 9:48 PM

My condolences to the Whitelavich family, and may he Rest in Peace.

Joe & Amy (Maslar) Burke

March 23, 2021 3:43 PM

Beth, Lauren & Family,

Our condolences on your loss.  You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your loved one rest in peace.

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