Daniel W. Saranchuk

  • Born: October 10, 1932
  • Died: August 13, 2013
  • Location: Moosic, Pennsylvania

Kearney Thomas P Funeral Homes

517 North Main Street
Old Forge, PA 18518

Tel. (570) 562-1590

Tribute & Message From The Family

Daniel W. Saranchuk, age 80, of the Greenwood section of Moosic, passed away Tuesday evening at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains. He is survived by his beloved wife, Stella Sompel Saranchuk. Wed on January 30, 1952, the couple were married for 61 years. A lifelong resident of Moosic and son of the late Daniel B. and Margaret Hailstone Saranchuk, Daniel attended both the former Scranton Technical and Moosic High Schools before joining the United States Navy. A proud Navy Seabee Veteran, he was stationed in the Philippines during the Korean War. A member of the former St. Mary's Czestochowa Church in Moosic where he served in the church choir, upon the church's closing he joined Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont. An outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, he also loved to travel. An avid sports fan who loved bowling and baseball, he was a proud supporter of the Riverside Vikings and was a longtime Red Barons season ticket holder. A loving husband, dear father, brother and grandfather, Daniel will forever be missed by all of those who loved him. He is also survived by his five children, Robert Saranchuk and wife Debbie, Daniel Saranchuk and fiance Marie Samsak, Denise Zuzel and husband Karl, Melanie Buldowski and husband Robert and Michele Lokuta and husband Edward, all of Moosic; a brother, Barry Saranchuk and wife Maryann of Peckville; a sister, Elizabeth Gush and husband Edward of Springbrook Twp.; fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. An infant daughter, Debra Saranchuk; a sister, Sandra Hedges; a granddaughter, Laura Saranchuk; and a great-grandchild, Aubrey Snyder, also preceded him in death. His family would like to express their gratitude to Rev. Joseph D. Verespy for both his love and his spiritual guidance and to Celtic Hospice Unit for their care and compassion. Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Saturday at 9:15AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann's Basilica in West Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Joseph D. Verespy. Interment will full military honors by the Honor Guard Unit of VFW Post 4712, Simpson, will follow in Abington Hills Cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 2-8:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Daniel's name to either St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, or to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 217 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, 18641.


Condolence & Memory Journal


So sorry for your loss...Sorry I could no say my goodbye to a person I love dearly as a child....In W.V. right now but I know he will hear my words for him,

Posted by Maryann Wiscosky - Scranton, PA   August 17, 2013

Maryann Ozack Wiscosky

Posted by - Scranton, PA   August 17, 2013


My deepest love and sympathy to the entire Saranchuk family.Although life events changed I have always had tremendous respect and love for the Saranchuk family.Dan, was first a manager at Charmin that I worked with and I
shall remember the wonderful man he was and a pleasure to work with.Then Dan as a brother in law was just a special one of a kind person that made you smile.The relationship of him to his wife and family was one to be admired
and I know he was blessed with all of you. Your days ahead will be difficult but
you will see that he never really leaves you.Take care of each other.Alberta,Joe,

Posted by Alberta Saranchuk Gozikowski - Tunkhannock, PA - ex sister in law   August 16, 2013

We are deeply sorry for your loss, God Bless you all.

Posted by Kathleen and Danny Speck - Scranton, PA   August 16, 2013

I hope the thoughts and prayers of your friends will help in some way to comfort you and your family.

Posted by Allan Heilbrunn - Nanticoke, PA   August 15, 2013

Denise and family!
We are so sorry for your loss. We love you and are here for you always! Mary and family

Posted by Mary Alimenti - Huron, TN   August 15, 2013

Sending thoughts, prayers and love from New Hampshire

Posted by Kim Gush - Husdon, NH   August 15, 2013


Dear Aunt Stacia and family

Im sorry for your loss of Uncle Dan...my thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Posted by Dave Saranchuk - West Pittston, PA   August 15, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear of my uncle's passing. My thoughts are with everyone there in Pennsylvania. Rest in peace Uncle Dan

Posted by Dan Salamone - Ann Arbor, MI   August 15, 2013


Dear Aunt Stacia and all of my family,

My heart is heavy with the loss of such a wonderful Uncle but gladdened to know that he is with all of our loved ones and free from all worldly pain. My memories are of such joy and love.. I ask God to hold each of you in his arms and give you comfort.
I love you all.

Kim and Erin

Posted by Kim Gush - Moscow, PA   August 15, 2013