Leon L. Sieminski, 65, of Forty-Fort, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at home with his loving wife, sister, and family at his side. Born in Wilkes-Barre on December 24, 1950, he was the son of the late Leon and Sophia Legins Sieminski.
He was a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, Class of 1968. He was previously employed by Pope and Talbot, Lady Carroll dress factory, and retired in 2013 from the U.S. Postal Service, as a carrier and supervisor, after having worked for 19 years in the Pittston and Tamaqua areas. As a carrier, he was acknowledged as a “hero” for rescuing a person in distress on his daily route.
Leon was a member of St. Monica Parish, West Wyoming.
Leon’s favorite pastime was playing his Fender bass guitar. Music was a big part of his life. He was a self-taught bass guitar player, who played with numerous bands including, Star-Fires, Three Cornered Stone, Monkey Hollow, Exposure, Full Circle, and The Dreamers. Leon most recently performed with Tom Sadge and the Neil Diamond Tribute Band, traveling to several different states. To Lee, this was his dream of making it to the “Big Time”. Lee was inspired by the Beatles, which led to his passion for music so much that he even had a room in his home dedicated to music with a Beatle’s theme.
When Leon wasn’t performing with the band, he enjoyed connecting with all his friends on Facebook and through emails. He found relaxation in his hot tub every night and he also enjoyed cooking for his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Rosemarie Scarantino, his niece Carol Ann Ceklosky, and his beloved Jack Russell, Cosmo.
Surviving are his wife of 8 years, JoAnn (Casarella) Sieminski; sister, Loretta Ceklosky and her husband Joseph, Dallas; sisters-in-law, Mary Catherine Kwiatkowski, Forty-Fort; and Patricia Langan and her husband James, Meshoppen; brothers-in-law, Frank Casarella and his wife Sandra, West Wyoming and Tony Casarella and his wife Ann Marie, Wyoming; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Lee’s family would like to especially thank and acknowledge the Erwine Home Health Staff, and a heartfelt thank you to the Medical Oncology Staff for their kindness and care. Most of all, the family wants to express their gratitude to Dr. Bruce Saidman for his exceptional compassion and care.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 9:15am from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Monica Parish, 363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.