Joseph A. (Jack) Chodnicki
December 02, 2020

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Mr. Joseph A. (Jack) Chodnicki, 73, of Pittston, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Pruss Chodnicki. Joseph was a graduate of St. John's High School, Pittston and Dyke School of Business, Cleveland, Ohio and prior to his retirement, he was employed by the former Old Forge Bank, Duryea.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

Joseph was a member of the Duryea Lions Club and the former Pittston Antler and Gill Club. He enjoyed spending with his family, fishing, hunting and playing the lottery.

He was preceded in death by cousins, Rev. Joseph Orloski and Atty. Richard Orloski, sister and brother in law, Antoinette and Thomas Ciannilli and sister in law, Rita Calabrese.

Surviving are his wife, the former Grace Calabrese
Son, Peter Joseph Chodnicki Sr. and his fiancee, Nichole Prebish, of Pittston
Grandson, Peter Joseph Chodnicki Jr. of Pittston
Step Grandson, Jaidin Morgans of Pittston

Brother, Bruce Chodnicki and his partner, Jerry, of Scranton
Brother, Kenneth Chodnicki of Duryea
Cousin, Dr. Joan Orloski of Duryea
Cousin, Karen Orloski of Duryea
Sister in law, Fran Rich and her husband, Paul, of Exeter 
Brother in law, Sam Calabrese of Pittston
Brother in law, Charles Calabrese of Pittston and his family
Neighbors and good friends

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave an online condolence for Joseph's family, please visit the funeral home website,


Guestbook Entries

Dear Grace, So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a wonderful man with an infectious smile and laugh, devoted to his family, career and community. Please know that you, your family and Jack will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Mary and Carl Witkowski (about 1 month ago)

Grace, Sorry to hear about Jack's passing. Wish you well.

Dan & Cathy Stempleski (about 1 month ago)

Peter and family we are so sorry for your loss ... Jack was always such a nice person and Peter you know how much we liked you during your high school years at Seton... you are in our prayers ...

Judy and Tom Lambert (about 1 month ago)

Dear Grace, Peter and family, Jack was a good man with a heart of gold. We worked together at the Duryea branch for many years. He was so funny and kind. We shared a great relationship as colleagues and more importantly friends. My prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed. Rest in peace Jack!

Judy Martinelli (about 1 month ago)

Joan & Karen: My prayers and condolences to you and your family on the loss of Jack. He always had a smile and was always there to help. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless.

Valerie Olszewski (about 1 month ago)

Working with Jack, was the best job I ever had. He was like a dad to me. Funniest guy too, always had many laughs with him. Will never forget him. Deepest condolences to him wife and son. Great man.

Stacy Patton (about 1 month ago)

I am so very sorry to hear this news. I worked with Jack at First Eastern/PNC Bank. I have fond memories of him ... he was a wonderful man ... always smiling. Sending prayers to the entire Chodnicki family.

Judy Frantz (about 1 month ago)

So sorry for your loss. Jack and I were classmates. He was a great guy and gentleman. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Grace Walsh Solano (about 1 month ago)

Pete and family, we are all very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Marijo Prebish (about 1 month ago)

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Lou Jennings (about 1 month ago)

So sorry for your loss, jack was a great man. My prayers are with you and your family.

Matt Breymeier (about 1 month ago)

so sorry to hear about Jack; he used to come and speak to my boy scoiuts about fiances. May he rest in peace

Lehrae Ann Edwards (about 1 month ago)

Dear Grace, Pete and Petey, I am very sorry for your loss. Jack was like a big brother to me......Growing up he spent a lot of time at our house......I have many good, fun memories that I will cherish.

Karen Orloski (about 1 month ago)

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