Peter J. Macavia, 75, of Tobyhanna, died Wednesday, October 18 at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pa. He was the husband of Maria (Hess) Macavia, to whom he was married for 55 years.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Peter and Lucy (Belletiere) Macavia.
After 38 years of service, Peter retired in 1990 as a distribution supervisor for Public Service Gas and Electric in Summit, New Jersey. He was a resident of the Poconos since 1996.
He was a member of Saint Ann’s Church in Tobyhanna. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and the Paralyzed Veterans Association.
In addition to his wife, Maria, he is survived by a son, Anthony Macavia, Sr. of Long Pond, Pa; a daughter, Joanne Kopsaftis of Tobyhanna; one brother, Donald Macavia of Canadensis, Pa.; one sister, Phyllis Weston of Cranford, New Jersey; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Reverend Father Richard Ghezzi will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21 at Saint Ann’s Church in Tobyhanna. Entombment will follow at Laurelwood Cemetery in Stroudsburg.
There will be a viewing on Friday, October 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bolock Funeral Home, corner of routes 940 & 390 in Paradise Valley, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 6th Floor, NY, NY 10001 or the charity of your choice.