Carl Richard Shewack

Carl Richard Shewack

August 26, 2013


Carl Richard Shewack, Scranton, died Monday morning at home.

Born January 4, 1937 in Allentown, he was the son of the late George and Catherine Kraynak Shewack.  A resident of Scranton since 1944, he was a graduate of the Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1954.  He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.   Carl was a United States Air Force veteran who served in Alaska and the Bering Sea.  Prior to retirement he had been employed by the Crystal Soda and Water Company for 32 years in Monroe and Pike Counties.

Surviving are daughters Lisa S. Thurston of Lake Ariel and Linda J. Shewack of Washington, DC; a son Carl R., Jr. of Allentown;  five granddaughters Catherine and Ellen Thurston and Rachael, Abigail and Samantha Shewack; a grandson Benjamin Shewack; cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother George Shewack, Jr who died in 1952.

The family invites all who are attending the funeral to go directly to the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-7pm in the Vanston & James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Interment with military honors will be private in the Calvary Cemetery, Drums.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations be made to the St Francis of Assisi Kitchen 500 Penn Ave. Scranton 18503.

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One Comment

  1. Louis kahanowitz

    I had the pleasure of working with Dick for many years at ou family business. He was always a gentleman, a great salesman and a long time friend. Even after he retired he would make periodic visits to the office to tell us how he was doing. He will be missed. My condolences to the family. Am attending the church service as a final goodbye.

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