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Walter S. Grabowski

Walter S. Grabowski ’57, 81, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Gardens at East Mountain. He was the husband of Rosalie Grabowski.

Walter S. Grabowski, 81, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at the Gardens at East Mountain.

Walter was born in Jersey City, N.J., a son of the late Walter and Constance Kuchinsky Grabowski. He was raised in Frackville. At the age of 13, Walter lost his father and attended the Milton Hershey School for fatherless boys. He graduated with many skills for his lifetime jobs. Walter retired as a union painter at PSEG in Newark, N.J. Walter proudly served in the Marine Corps.

Walter could always be seen with a big smile and telling funny tales. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 302. Walter was a creative person. He patented a game called “Center Point,” which he played at fairs and at the Osterhout Library, Wilkes-Barre.

Walter will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace from the suffering he had from a lengthy illness.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo; and sister, Mary.

Surviving are his wife, Rosalie Susek Grabowski; by his sons, Walter Jr., Christopher and Peter; brother, Joseph; and sister, Mildred; and nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19, services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

A memorial service celebrating Walter’s life will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Condolences can be sent by visiting Walter’s obituary at

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