In Loving Memory of Nicholas D. Dworak

Nicholas D. Dworak

Nicholas D. Dworak

Dunmore, 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.

 

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Fran and Ellen McMullen
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Re: In Loving Memory of Nicholas D. Dworak
Reply #5 on : Tue October 25, 2016, 23:12:59
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Oh my sweet Melissa, I can't imagine your suffering. Nick was the catalyst of all the fun we enjoyed at the Woodlands, for all those precious years. We'll never see the likes of him again but his memories will persist until our end. Do what you must to keep your life fulfilling and may God bless.
your friends, always,

Fran and Ellen McMullen
Andy and Marilyn Pagnani
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Re: In Loving Memory of Nicholas D. Dworak
Reply #4 on : Fri October 21, 2016, 14:43:37
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Melissa
Just a note to express our deep sympathy to you and your family on Nick's passing. We always enjoyed your company and looked forward to seeing you both on the many week-ends at the old Holiday Inn.
Michael J. (the dj) and Darlene Maruzzelli
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Condolences
Reply #3 on : Thu October 20, 2016, 18:09:11
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Nick was one of a kind. His love for cars and Dance music made us fast friends in the late 70's into the late 80's. We lost touch for many years until that one night last year at the Blue Wasabi. By chance he and Melissa were there and it was like we never missed a beat. God bless his soul.
Don Nordstrom
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Condolences to the Dworak family
Reply #2 on : Thu October 20, 2016, 16:24:15
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I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the Dworak family. I moved to Scranton in 1993 to teach at Bishop Hannan HS and was looking for a place to live. Nick and his family not only helped me get a place to live but also help familiarize me with the area. When he found out I was going to be Nicole's teacher he was elated to be able to rent to me. I lived in the area for 10 years before moving to NV. Nick's generosity and friendliness will never be forgotten. The wonderful memories will always be something to celebrate and be blessed. May your family have the peace, strength, and great memories to help get through the heavy heart you feel now.
Peggy and Danny Paroby
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Condolence message for Nick Dworak
Reply #1 on : Thu October 20, 2016, 09:42:37
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A great man has departed, but the memories shall never fade. Nick was larger than life and he lived it to the fullest. May all of the beautiful memories be a blessing to you and your family. Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.