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Gerald P Koveleskie
August 18, 1933 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Gerald P. Koveleskie, 90, of Grayson View Court, passed away Monday, January 8, 2024 in Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg.
Gerald was born August 18, 1933, in Shamokin a son of the late Anthony P. and Verna M. Koveleski.
He proudly served in the Armed Services for the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne in 1952, making his first jump on February 9, 1953, Fort Benning, GA and completed his service on August 4, 1955, Ft. Bragg, NC after completing his 22nd jump.
Gerald played football for U.S. Army during his service.
He started his career as a Reinforcing Iron Worker at Chestnut Run, working on DuPont Construction Projects in Wilmington, DE. In 1960 he continued his employment with DuPont Chambers Works, Deepwater, NJ as an iron worker, then eventually a construction foreman until his retirement, May 31, 1992.
While working and raising a family he was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in New Castle, DE. He served as an usher and organized a football team at Our Lady of Fatima School in 1959 for boys in grades 6-8, he coached for 20 years and was awarded the Coach of the Year by the Catholic Youth Organization, May 26, 1971.
Gerald was a proud member of the Central PA 82nd Airborne, making a 3,000-foot jump in Lancaster at the age of 75.
He enjoyed traveling, exercising/fitness, attending and watching Penn State Football, the Philadelphia Phillies and New Year's Day College Football Bowl games.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Gerald V. and Melissa A. Koveleskie; daughter Regina M. Koveleskie; grandchildren Michaela R. and Brady A. Koveleskie; stepson David Hummel and family; and former spouse Angeline A. DiRienzo.
Gerald was preceded in death by his wife Anna Marie Hummel and brothers Henry N. and Eugene A. Koveleski.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 16 at 10:00am in Northumberland Memorial Park Chapel, 2956 PA-61, Stonington.
In lieu of flowers donations in Gerald's memory may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
Arrangements are by the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut Street, Sunbury.