Albert Ignatovich
February 07, 2018


Mr. Albert Ignatovich, 94, of Pittston passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 7, 2018, at Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor.

Born in Duryea, on October 6, 1923, Al was the son of the late John and Anna Franko Ignatovich. He attended Luzerne County Community College. He was a decorated World War II veteran acquiring 4 campaign medals and proudly served in General Patton's 3rd Army. He landed on Utah beach during the D-Day Normandy invasion. He worked in the coal mines in his early years, at the former Atlas Chain and Cable, West Pittston and for the Social Security Administration, Wilkes-Barre.

Al was a devoted member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He was a member of the American Legion Post 585, and the Polish Falcons, both of Duryea.

Al was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an accomplished accordion player, amateur photographer and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman bagging his last buck at 80 years of age.

He was preceded in death by sister, Charlotte Salitis

He is survived by his devoted wife of 71 years the former Mary Madrak.
Also surviving are:
Daughter, Jean Ignatovich of Duryea
Son, Albert P. Ignatovich of Wilkes-Barre
Son, John C. Ignatovich of Harding
Daughter, Mariann Kostelaba and her husband, Michael, of Bear Creek
Two grandsons, John N. Ignatovich and Dale A. Ignatovich and their mother Tammy Ignatovich, Forty Fort

Sister, Lucy Polak of Falls
Brother, Joseph Ignatovitch and his wife, Lucille, of Lake Winola
Nieces and nephews
He will also be missed by his  dear friend, Marcus the cat

The funeral will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:00 am from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea. Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery, Duryea. A viewing will be held on Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the funeral home. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website,


Guestbook Entries

Mary and Lucy, Mary, I’m sorry to hear you lost your husband, and Lucy I’m sorry to hear you lost your brother. I would have preferred to talk to you in person, but I’m at home recovering from a fall.

Jenny Nazarek (almost 4 years ago)

Mary and Family, Thoughts and Prayers are sent for the Blessings of God's Loving Peace during this difficult time and beyond.

Stanley S Nazarchuk (almost 4 years ago)

So sad to hear about Uncle Al's passing. Uncle Al was a great man. I loved sitting with him at Family Gatherings and talking. We had lot's of hunting stories to tell. My heart goes out to the Family.

Ron Furman (almost 4 years ago)

Condolences from the children of Clem and Elinor Russavage.

Marie (Russavage) Gilbert (almost 4 years ago)

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