Raymond Robert Malkoski, 80, passed away suddenly on May 26, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Mary Ann Novroski for 55 years.
Born in Kulpmont, PA he was the son of the late Leo and Genevieve Malkoski.
He attended and graduated from Kulpmont High School in 1958. He enlisted in the US Army as a Military Policeman. After his discharge from the military, he worked briefly for Brinks Armored Service in Maryland before moving back to PA and settling in Mount Carmel. He then went to work for Metal Wire in Sunbury. It wasn't long before he landed what would prove to be his life career, working for Brookside Construction of Sunbury as a carpenter. Due to a serious work related back injury, he was forced into early retirement. He spent the rest of his life caring for his wife and family.
He was a proud member of the Atlas American Legion and the Mount Carmel Veteran of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. He loved to be out in the woods hunting for wild mushrooms (stumpies). Some even called him the Mushroom Man. He was an avid Shuffleboard shooter. Cooking became one of his favorite pastimes. He was always eager to try new recipes. He will be remembered for his ability to teach others, skills that he had acquired, and for his caring personality and the love he had for his family and friends.
He is survived by his spouse, Mary Ann. Brother, Alfred Malkoski. Sister, Rita Katch. Son Christopher Raymond Malkoski. Daugher, Raylene Ann Malkoski Weaver and her husband Nathan Weaver. Grandchildren, Christopher Malkoski, Brianna Malkoski, Nathaniel Malkoski, Chase Weaver, Daniel Malkoski, Leon Malkoski Jr., Colin Malkoski, Skylar Malkoski, and 3 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by son Leon Malkoski. Siblings, Jean Horner, Joseph Malkoski, Martha Miller, Cecilia Luconis, and Edward Malkoski.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 12:30 PM Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mt. Carmel with Rev. Frank Karwacki officiating. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Viewing 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Saturday, May 30 at Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Services, Mt. Carmel. Flowers can be sent to Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Services, 120 S. Market Street, Mt. Carmel.
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Services, Mt. Carmel is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, FD Ashley D'Andrea, Supervisor.
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