Edward R. Lopatka Jr.

     Edward R. Lopatka, Jr., 77, of Dickson City, passed away Sunday at Geisinger CMC.  He was married to the former Thelma Nordle.  The couple would have celebrated 35 years of marriage on February 14, 2021.

     Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward Sr. and Lena Krieg Lopatka.  Edward graduated from Scranton Technical High School and was a US Army veteran. He was a member of the Green Ridge Primitive Methodist Church, Scranton. 

     Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Michael Urbanick and companion, Julie Bednash, Scranton, a daughter, Melissa Joyce and husband Chris, Dickson City, grandchildren, Nicholas Urbanick, Alyvia Praefke and companion, Joey Killino, a great-grandchild, Autumn Grace Killino, and his pets George and Meiling. 

     Funeral arrangements will be private.

     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge.  To leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home’s website at:  ciucciofuneralhome.com