Edward Swantkoski, Sr., 82, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Crystal Cove Care Center, Newport Beach, CA.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was a son of the late Stanley and Eleanor Griscavage Swantkoski.
Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Mary Stach Swantkoski of Piscataway, NJ; daughter, Kathleen Cook of Newport Beach, CA; son, Edward Swantkoski, Jr. of Hunterdon County, NJ; 5 grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Bolinski of Kingston, PA, and Sally Swantkoski of Bristol, PA; nieces and nephews.
Edward was preceded in death by a sister, Verna Anthony.
A blessing service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 11:00 AM in the Baloga Funeral Home, Inc., 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith). Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
For directions or to send an online condolence, please visit www.balogafuneralhome.com