Edward L. Wascavage, 83, of Frackville, passed away on Wednesday, May 29th at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Schuylkill East, Pottsville, Pa. after suffering from Alzheimer's for the past 8 years. He was born on November 15th, 1935 in Shenandoah to the late Felix and Laura “Ewasko” Wascavage.
Edward was a 1953 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School. After school, Edward joined the United States Air Force serving from 1954 to 1962. He first worked as a supervisor for Borroughs Corporation in New Jersey, then he worked as a supervisor at Pennsylvania Bedding in Frackville, His last position was as office manager in the Bear Ridge Machine Shop, Frackville. Edward was also a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish – Annunciation BVM Church in Frackville having volunteered his time at many church events. He loved to bowl and watch the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles
Besides his parents, Edward was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Edward Wascavage and 2 sisters, Phyllis Cickavage and Rosemary Sullivan.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Janet “Gaborek” Wascavage, 2 sons, Edward Wascavage (Barbara), Fountain Springs and John Wascavage, Frackville, 1 daughter, Sharon Polk (Kelly), Green Bay, Wisconsin, and 4 grandchildren, Samantha Wascavage, Kelly Polk, Mitchell Polk, and Tara Polk. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 4th at 10am in St. Joseph the Worker Parish – Annunciation BVM Church, Frackville by Fr. Brian Miller. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, June 3rd at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah from 5 to 8pm and then on Tuesday morning from 8 to 9:30am at the funeral home. Burial will follow services in the St. Stanislaus Parish Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
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