Holeva , Leonard . Obituary


Leonard F. “Zeke” Holeva, 76, of Dickson City, died Thursday morning March 12, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife the former Barbara Reilly who died January 31, 2009. They had been married 46 years.

Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna Patyk Holeva and he was a member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. He attended St. Mary’s Parochial School, Dickson City and he was employed by the Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority. He was a member of the Dickson City Community Club were he served as a little league coach for many years.

Zeke was a man of many talents. He enjoyed woodworking and recreating his grandmother’s canning recipes from Poland and selling them at local craft fairs with his daughter Lisa, daughter in law and granddaughter, Maggie. His children and grandchildren were the center of his universe, each one receiving special attention from him. He loved his Thursday trips to Forest City with his grandchildren and son, Lenny. He loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and camping trips with his family and especially their weekend excursions to the cabin. Len never missed a Carbino Club baseball game or Valley View Softball game and he was an avid Mid Valley Basketball fan. He also enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Phillies and Syracuse Orange. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

His family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Eric Smith, his long time physician, and VNA nurses Karen, Theresa, Kelly and Amy for their kind and gentle care.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Vladika and husband, Joe and Marlene Pearce and husband Tom, all of Eynon; five sons, Leonard Jr. and wife JoAnne, Eynon, Joseph and wife Stacey, Eynon, Robert and fiancée, Karen Urso, Justus, Mark and wife Kira, Forest City and Michael, Dickson City; eleven grandchildren, Lenny, Emily, Katie, Bobby Jr., Sydney, Nicholas, Matthew, Jacob and Kamryn Holeva and Maggie and Casey Pearce; two brothers, Bernard Holeva and wife, Victoria, Stratford, CT, and Larry Holeva and wife, Ginger, Dickson City; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a three brothers, Frank, Joseph and John Holeva and two sisters, Eleanor Mishko Barcola and Theresa Warholic.

The funeral will be Monday, at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. Entombment St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Dickson City.

Friends may call Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice.

For directions or to leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.


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