Paul “Snuffy” Laskowski

Paul “Snuffy” Laskowski
November 24, 2011

           Paul “Snuffy” Laskowski, Scranton died early Thursday morning in the Northeast Pennsylvania Hospice Unit at the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. His wife was the former Rita M. Baker who died November 13, 2011. The couple would have been married 60 years in January. 
            Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Kostanty and Anna Burkowski Laskowski. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton. He had been employed by Capitol Records for numerous years and retired from the Fitchburg Paper Products Company. 
            The family would like to thank the entire staff of the Northeast Pa. Hospice Unit at the Regional Hospital for their compassionate, loving and dedicated care to both Paul and Rita in their final days.
            Everyone else knew him as “Snuffy” but to us he was Dad. He was a gentle, generous man that loved everyone. There was always lifesavers in his pocket and bananas in the kitchen.  He enjoyed feeding the squirrels, especially his favorite: “Joey”, listening to the polkas, playing the lottery.  Dad loved going to Scranton Miners basketball and Scranton Eagles football games with his son, Pauly and working on cars with his his son Steven.   Most of all he loved our Mom Rita (Toots).  Dad will live on in our hearts forever.
            Surviving are daughters Bonita Sirianni and her husband Michael of Scranton and Brenda Greenfield and her husband Jim of Windsor, NY; sons Paul Laskowski and his wife Lisa Stafursky and Steven Laskowski all of Scranton; a brother Walter Pelsynski; sisters Mary Blau and Anne Gilligan; grandchildren Johnson and Evyn Stafursky, Isaac and Jonah Laskowski and Emily, John, Jessica, Rose and Cole Greenfield. 
            Preceded in death by brothers John, Joseph, Stanley, Adam, Clarence and Raymond Laskowski and Louis Pelsynski; a sister Julia Laskowski.
            Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave.
Friends may call Tuesday morning from 9am until time of Mass in the church.
            Interment, St. Mary of Czestochwa Cemetery, Greenwood Section of Scranton.
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  1. Sharon Gilligan

    My deepest condolences to all of your family. Uncle Paul was a such a kind, wonderful Uncle -he and Aunt Rita did so much for our family.May they rest in peace together.

  2. Sandy Richardson

    Dear Bonnie, Michael and family, My deepest sympathy. I can’t imagine losing both parents in such a short time. I know it will be difficult for all of you, but for your mom and dad, they are happy in heaven together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sandy

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