Born in Dickson City, son of Helen Warnetski Paruzynski, Scranton, and the late Ernest J. Zadrozny, he attended St. Mary’s Visitation School and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School, Olyphant, and the University of Scranton. He completed his MBA from the University of Utah while serving in Germany. He served as an officer in the Air Force for 21 years before his retirement in 1985. For the last several years, he divided his time between the Scranton area and his home in Georgia. He was a Fourth-Degree Knight of Columbus and a member of the American Legion.
He loved spending time with his family and friends and had especially enjoyed spending time with his three grandchildren. He enjoyed golf, swimming and following Notre Dame football and basketball. He will always be remembered for his outgoing and jovial personality, his contagious laugh and his ability to start a conversation with anyone. He will be particularly missed at the Warnetski family reunion this weekend.
Surviving are his three children, Joseph Jr. and wife, Daniela, Berlin, Germany; Jill and husband, Lawrence Rea, Chicago; and Jennifer and husband, Steve Nevins, Houston; grandchildren, Lara and Alexandra Zadrozny and Mitchell Nevins; two brothers, Paul and wife, Joan Zadrozny, San Diego, Calif.; and Ernest Zadrozny, Scranton; two sisters, Deborah Paruzynski and husband, Bob Betzner, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada; and Karen Paruzynski, Scranton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 519 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass at 10 in St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. Burial with full military honors is planned at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at a later date.
Friends may call on Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to support the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, www.pcri.org.
Published in the Scranton Times on 8/8/2007.
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