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Kenneth V. Pritchyk

Kenneth V. Pritchyk, 81, of Pittston, passed away Monday June, 3, 2024 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.


Born in Pittston, in 1943 he was the son of the late Nicholas and Marion Washinsky Pritchyk.

He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Assumption School, Pittston High School Class of 1960, he furthered his education at Wilkes-Barre Business School and severed his country in the Army National Guard.


After the flood of 1972, Ken worked for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, he went on to spend his over 30-year career for the Pennsylvania Employment Office, in Pittston, as an Interviewer, helping thousands of people get jobs.


Ken enjoyed going to the horse track and the casino.


He was an active member of his church and was involved with St. Mary’s Assumption School, while his children attended.


His wife, children and grandchildren were his pride and joy, later in life he became a babysitter for his grandchildren and attended as many of their games and dance recitals as he could.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Ciavarella.


Ken is survived by his wife of 57 years Patricia Ascani Pritchyk and their children, daughter, Kathleen Bienick, CPA, (Michael) Leesburg, VA., sons; Dr. Kenneth P. Pritchyk (Kathleen) Beverly Hills, FL., and Dr. Keith M. Pritchyk (Julie) Clarks Summit. He will be greatly missed by grandchildren; Madison, Connor, Natalie, Nicholas, Ethan, Claudia, Nadya, Keith, Evan, Ella, and Emma. Also surviving, his sister-in-law Bernice Ascani and nieces and nephews.


A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday June 8, 2024, at 11am in Our Lady of the Eucharist Church 535 N. Main Street Pittston. The family will receive friends and relatives from 9am until time of mass in the church. Private interment. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC Pittston.


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Yolanda Quartermaine
Yolanda Quartermaine
Jun 06

I worked with Ken at the Pittston Employment Office in the early 2000s. He was such a nice guy and always cheerful and respectful of everyone. My sincere sympathy to his family of whom he was intensely proud. And thank you, Kenny, for making our days brighter at our jobs. Will never forget you.

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Ppritchyk421
Jun 06

To Kenny's family and friends Stephen and Paulette Pritchyk"s family send condolences. Kenny was a dear man who we loved to visit on the holidays at his and Aunt Marion and Uncle Nicky''s house..May he rest in peace.🙏. Love cousin Stephen, Paulette, Matthew, Victoria and their familys

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Marilyn Ascani
Marilyn Ascani
Jun 05

My dear brother-in-law. You were a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. You will be sorely missed by all. While you are in heaven, look in on your brother-in-law Johnnie. Keep him in line.

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