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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.

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