Paul E. Freach, 86, of the Minooka section of Scranton, entered into eternal rest on Monday at Green Ridge Health Care, where he was surrounded by his devoted family.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Paul and Ann Bielski Freach and was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, class of 1952. After high school graduation, Paul faithfully served our country with the United States Navy. He trained as a radio operator and proudly served aboard the USS Osprey (AMS-28) minesweeper during and immediately following the Korean war. Prior to his retirement, he was the vice president for PNC Bank. He was a lifelong member of Divine Mercy Parish and the Minooka American Legion Post 568. Throughout the years, Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching his favorite baseball team the New York Yankees and monitoring the stock market. Early in life, Paul helped coach the Minooka little league. His furry friend, Fred, who was a cute basset hound, was always by his side. Always a kind and caring gentleman, Paul was loved by all, but most especially daughters and grandchildren. His great-granddaughter was the apple of his eye and the light of his life. The gentle love and care in which Paul had shown throughout his life left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who encountered him. Although his presence will be missed, there is much joy and peace in knowing he is reunited in heaven with his beloved son, and his family and friends who have gone before him.
Surviving are four daughters, Debra Alinoski and husband, Mark, of Factoryville; Alice Reuther and husband, Michael, of Seminole, Fla.; Linda Walsh and husband, William, of Madison Twp.; and Gail Georgia and husband, Sean, of Carlisle; nine grandchildren, Nicole and Kristy Alinoski, Jennifer and Mathew Reuther, William Jr., Alyssa, P.J. and Ashley Walsh, and Emily Georgia; a great-granddaughter, Sophia Mae Alinoski; a sister, Judy Bojnoski, of Madison Twp.; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, PJ.
Family and friends are invited to attend Paul's funeral, which will begin on Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home LLC, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, by the Rev. Francis L. Pauselli. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m.
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