Albert Shiner, 89, of Peckville, formerly of Waymart, died Saturday at VNA Hospice of The Community Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ann Dzwonchuk, who died in 1985. His companion for more than 23 years is Viola Kausmeyer of Peckville.
Born in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late John and Helen Leyman (Szajna) Shiner. He was a graduate of Nanticoke High School and was a four-year Army veteran during World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. After the war, he was employed for a short time for Planters Peanuts in Wilkes-Barre, and later, he became the manager of computer operations at the administrative division of Emery Air Freight for more than 23 years until retirement. He resided in Wilkes-Barre until the Agnes flood destroyed his home. He then relocated to Waymart, where he lived for most of his life. He was a former member of Most Holy Trinity Church in Nanticoke and the Nanticoke American Legion
He was a kind and caring companion who loved his adopted family like his own. He enjoyed traveling. He will be dearly missed. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses at VNA Hospice of the CMC, especially Andrea Yerke, for their kindness and compassion.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Shatz, Ceil Buczkowski and Theresa Shiner; and a brother, Clem Shiner.
Also surviving are two nieces, Sue Kuklevsky, Wantagh, N.Y., and Helen Anselmo, Levittown, N.Y.; his adopted family, Edward Kausmeyer and wife Donna, Moscow; Patricia Morcom and husband William, Milford, and Gary Kausmeyer and wife Cindy, Peckville; and several adopted grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St., Peckville, with Mass at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today, from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to the church. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware St. Olyphant, PA 18447.
For online condolences, go to www.margottafuneralhomes.com.