In Remembrance of Ret. Capt. Paul Strauskulage

Ret. Capt. Paul Strauskulage

Ret. Capt. Paul Strauskulage

Dunmore, PA April 10, 1926 ~ December 13, 2014 Date of Service: December 17, 2014

Retired Capt. Paul Strauskulage, 88, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, died Saturday morning in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. His wife of 63 years, the former Josephine DiCindio, died in 2012.

 

Born in the Nay Aug section of Dunmore, he was the son of the late Peter and Helen Sholack Strauskulage. He was a graduate of Dunmore High School and a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore, and served the country honorably in the Army during World War II in the 42nd Infantry Division as a rifleman and Russian interpreter. Paul proudly served the Borough of Dunmore as a police captain for more than three decades.

 

He was an ambitious and hard-working husband, father and grandfather who dedicated his life to providing for his family. Paul's love of the outdoors was well known, especially hunting with his son, Paul, and son-in-law, Gary, and his fishing trips to Canada.

 

Surviving are four daughters, Ellen Strauskulage, Dunmore; Paula Ceccarelli and husband, Gary, Archbald; Theresa Strauskulage, Dunmore; and Mary Ann DiPasquale and husband, Dickson City; a son, Paul Gerard Strauskulage and his wife, Susan, Mount Cobb; four grandchildren, Matthew and Luke Strauskulage, Mount Cobb; and Domenick and Devin DiPasquale, Dickson City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Jr.; a granddaughter, Amy Strauskulage; four sisters, Anna Millan, Pauline Strauskulage, Helen Alexander and Mary Baker; and three brothers, Peter, John and George.

 

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow.

 

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Poor, Monsignor Marra Fund, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509, or to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. 

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ANNETTE FUSCA
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CONDOLECES
Reply #5 on : Wed December 17, 2014, 18:01:22
DEAR THERESA AND THE ENTIRE STRAUSKULAGE FAMILY:
MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES, ON THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED FATHER. ALTHOUGH YOUR FATHER MAY NO LONGER BE HERE ON EARTH....HE WILL ALWAYS BE RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE. I'M SURE THAT THE "GATES OF HEAVEN, WERE OPENED IMMEDIATELY!" AND, THAT YOUR MOM AND ALL OF YOUR OTHER LOVED ONE'S, WHO HAVE PASSED, WERE WAITING WITH OPEN ARMS. HE IS NOW AT HIS "ETERNAL REWARD!" NO MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING. RIP, MR. STRAUSKULAGE. WITH LOVE, PRAYERS, AND SYMPATHY, ANNETTE FUSCA AND FAMILY
marjorie j houck strauskulage
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paul niece
Reply #4 on : Tue December 16, 2014, 22:34:15
to the family so sorry for your loss,your dad was a great man and uncle,
Bethany
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to pops
Reply #3 on : Tue December 16, 2014, 14:28:07
Dear pops I love you and will miss you dearly as will everyone else you were a amazing man and thought me things a father should teach a daughter in just the little time I got to know you I feel like a better person for have known you spent time with you tell Ma I said hi when you get there tell my Mimi n Papa I love n miss them to! Ty for being a kind heart! Danielle
Willow Baum
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Condolences from the Baum Family
Reply #2 on : Mon December 15, 2014, 16:34:26
Dear Ellen and Paul Strauskulage Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

With love,
Pat, Arnold, Willow, Valerie, Chris, Anton and Adam
Debbie Dane Muracco
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Re: In Remembrance of Ret. Capt. Paul Strauskulage
Reply #1 on : Mon December 15, 2014, 12:53:19
From the whole Dane Family,We want to say how sorry we are for your loss,Paul was such a blessing to our Dad ...cannot express our thanks enough...for being his friend.and to Ellen I (debbie) want to thank you for being my friend. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you during this emotional time.