In Loving Memory of Nicholas D. Dworak
Nicholas D. DworakDunmore, PA October 13, 1940 ~ October 16, 2016 Date of Service: October 23, 2016
Nicholas D. Dworak, 76, of Dunmore, died Sunday morning at home surrounded by his one true soulmate and beloved wife, Melissa as well as his loving family.
Born in Altoona, son of the late Daniel and Louise Barrese Dworak, Nick was a lifelong resident of Dunmore and attended the Dunmore public schools. After graduating from the Matthew & Nicholas beauty school, he became the owner of Miracle Touch Beauty Salon in Scranton. Nick was also the owner of the infamous Cheetah Lounge of downtown Scranton, along with partnerships in other dance and club venues. Before retirement, he owned several apartments in the Dunmore and Scranton area.
Known as “Nick the Stick” in his younger years, he was a car enthusiast with a heavy foot that gave rise to his notoriety with the local police. Nick was a great dancer and if there was a dance floor and the right kind of music, you would always find him and Melissa spinning their charm. He was an outstanding fly fisherman, which was one of his greatest passions. He tied his own flies, taught his wife, son-in-law, and stepson the art of fly fishing, and was responsible for piercing the lips of thousands of trout. He and Melissa also enjoyed the casino and were known to always split their winnings. A jack of all trades, Nick could fix or build anything. Not much for following the directions, he would always say, “I do it right because I do it twice”. With an insatiable thirst of knowledge, Nick was always adorned with the newest technology gadgets and quenched his appetite with current new topics, politics, and whatwas happening on Wall Street.
A truly loving husband, father, papa, and friend, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him and his infectious laugh, wit, and sense of humor, which remained a part of him until the very end.
Also surviving are children; Debra Dworak, Springbrook Twp., Nicole Archangeli and husband Michael, Dunmore, stepchildren Dustin Kinney and wife Rachel, Coopersburg, Pa, and Amelia Lockwood; his grandchildren whom he adored, Thomas Osborne, Natalia and Gianni Archangeli, Savannah Lockwood, Brandin Gockley, and Sawyer Kinney; two great grandchildren, several cousins, a niece and nephew, and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his sister Sandra Luchansky.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Charles Manganiello, Dr. Barry Pernikoff, and Dr. Bruce Saidman who provided superior care, kindness and a special bond of friendship, the wonderful staff at Medical Oncology Associates, and the compassionate staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends at the family home on October 23, from 3-6pm, with a prayer offering at 5:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to Medical Oncology Associates Rx Fund, 382 Pierce St. Kingston, Pa and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc. Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration.