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Jacob J. Ofcharsky


Jacob J. Ofcharsky, 93, of Exeter, passed away Friday, Januray 25, 2019, in Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.

Born in Olyphant on July 1, 1925, he was the son of the late Anthony and Anna (Horvath) Ofcharsky.

He was a 1943 graduate of Olyphant High School. He proudly served in the US Navy. He was a Pennsylvania State Trooper from 1947 to 1985. He was a member of the Parish of St. Barbara, Exeter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Leona (Sereditch) Ofcharsky; brother Joseph Ofcharsky; son-in-law Dr. John Battista; and companion and fiancé of 31 years, Rose DalSasso.

Surviving are his children, Larry Ofcharsky and his wife Ann Marie, Plains; Mark Ofcharsky and his wife Gina, Loris, SC; Denise Watkins and her husband Keven, LA; Doreen Arcuri and her husband Peter, FL; Cheryl Dornier and her husband Greg, LA; and Shawna Watkins; grandchildren, Larry Ofcharsky II; Ashley Herbert; Mandy Royal; Brett Kalvert; Dr. Janelle Priestess; Justin Battista; Jean Marie Simpson; Alex Dornier; Alexis Ofcharsky; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to Dr. David Dalessandro; Dr. Charles Manganiello and the staff from Gino Merli Veterans Center and Ascera Hospice for the compassionate care they provided Jacob.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 8:45am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in the Parish of St. Barbara, 28 Memorial Street, Exeter. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schooley Avenue, Exeter. Friends may call Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

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