Constantine Mazaleski
December 18, 2020


Mr. Constantine Mazaleski, 88, formerly of Duryea, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020, at Highland Manor, Exeter.

Born in Taylor, having grown up on the family farm in Newton, he was the son of the late Henry and Esther Johnson Mazaleski. A graduate of Newton High School, Constantine was employed by Schott Optical (Duryea) for 20 years prior to his retirement.

He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.

Constantine was a selfless father who loved spending time with his family. Especially enjoying his grandchildren’s visits, he looked forward to attending all of their many activities and events. He also enjoyed spending summer evenings at Rail Riders baseball games with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife the former, Joan Nowakowski, who passed away on July 19, 2013, daughter, JoAnn Mazaleski who passed away on August 10, 1991, and brother, Charles (Stanley) Mazaleski who passed away on February 8, 2008.

Surviving are:
Son, John Mazaleski and his wife, Chris, of Duryea
Daughter, Melissa Shelley of Duryea
Son in law, William Shelley III of West Pittston
Granddaughter, Jessica and her husband Jerry Salitis
Granddaughter, Cheryl Mazaleski
Granddaughter, Angela Mazaleski
Grandson, William Shelley IV
Granddaughter, Julie Mazaleski

Brother, Robert Mazaleski of Florida
Sister, Mary and her husband, Greg McNeill, of Harleysville PA
Nieces and nephews

The family would like to thank Highland Manor for the care and compassion that was shown to Constantine throughout the years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 9:30 am in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea, with the Rev. John Polednak officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. There will be no viewing. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave an online condolence for Constantine's family, please visit the funeral home website, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea, PA 18642.


Guestbook Entries

Constantine Mazeleski was my cousin. He was married to my Godmother, Joan Mazeleski. Hank was a lot of fun to be around. Both Hank and Joanie were special people. They will both be missed. They are together now.

Jimmy and Val Batten (about 1 month ago)

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sending lots of hugs your way. You have the best guardian angel ever now! Rest in paradise pop Mazaleski.

Megan Lokuta (about 1 month ago)

So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family during this time.

Chelsea Kurey (about 1 month ago)

Sending sympathy to your family from cousins Stanley,Michael,William Mazaleski and V.Ann (Mazaleski) Fumanti

Veronica Ann(Mazaleski)Fumanti (about 1 month ago)

Sending thoughts and prayers to your families. Uncle Hank loved you all so much. He could always make me laugh and we will miss him and his smile.

Patti and Gary Miller (about 1 month ago)

We will miss Hank a lot, especially his sense of humor...

Al and Teri Batten (about 1 month ago)

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