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Family connection-   Aunt Frances Simchick,  dad 's sister

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Frances Simchick 1937

Frances Simchick Genesky (Pitkevich)  married John Genesky (Genewski)  Son of Charles and Mary ISAJEWICZ. Parents were born Poland.   Frances was born 18 July 1907, larksville PA, daughter of Frank Simchick & Bronislava ( Minnie) zelinski .  Frances  died  4 Dec 1952 in the Wilkes-Barre Gen hosp.   She lived on 813 N Washington st in Wilkes-barre.
 
John and Frances had 2 children:  John T.  Genesky born  21 Feb 1929, he died in 1952. and  Albert Stephen  Genesky.   He died in 1998. Frances  later  married Peter Pitkevich  and they had three children,  Lorraine Pitkevich- Wallace, Lorraine died in 1984.  Marleen Pitkevich and Helen Pitkevich Fink..  Peter &  Frances,  are buried in the holy resurrection russian orthadox cemetery in plains PA. John is buried in St Stanilaus parish cemetery in plains Pa.. Lorraine and her husband Bernard Wallace are buried in Scared Heart Cemetry Dallas Pa
 
Helen Pitkevich - married Alfred Fink in 1952, son of Jessie Harla  Fink & Eunice  Lamoreaux. Helen is the sister of Lorraine , Marleen, John, and Albert, step brothers. Helen still lives in west wyoming pa on  west 8th street as of 2008. .
 
The 1930 census for Wilkes-barre, luzerne county, list  16 Hawthrone street as the family residence. John was head of household, age 23, born in PA, occuapation was coal miner, Frances was 23 and they had one son John, 1 1/2 born in Pa.

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Mary & Frances Simchick

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ALBERT STEPHEN GENESKY USMC

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photo- Barry Harts plt book

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alberts 1986 chevy S10

Albert Genesky  Master Sgt USMC. E9  born 25 Jun 1930 in PA and died 02 Jan 1998. He served   30 years as a  career marine.  he married Gloria Landry, then  Miriam Percival  later married Keiko and had one son named peter with Keiko.
 
Albert is buried in the Cornith national cemetery in MS section B site 97. his last residence was somerville Al. Albert was a supply admin chief, he served aboard the ship USS Boxer, LPH-4 marine detachment. he received the Presidential unit citation, the korean service medal, national defence medal the good conduct medal 7th award. He also did a tour of drill sgt duty at parris island. Albert retired in Okinawa, returned to the US and lived in Alabama.
 
Recent contact from Albert's step daughter Miriam, says albert was known as SKI in the military and growing up. He had 3-4 sons, from his marriage to Gloria, . Albert re-married to Miriam Percival and had a daughter Stephanie Frances Genesky- Becker, miriam says, stephanie looks alot like her dad and grandfather. Miriams marriage to first husband Frederick, they have two children, daughter Miriam and Sandra and Son Frederick.
 
Don Garrett, a very close friend of Albert, says, Albert was a devout christian and invloved with church business he made sure his family attended church. Don recalls, when Albert bought  his first cam-recorder, he would record different evants, such as weddings, graduations, without charging anybody for his time or service. Albert was the kind of guy, that could not say NO. he was dependable and trustworthy.
 
When Albert retired from the USMC he went to work in civil service at Albany, and in the late 80's or 90's, albert moved back to Okinawa, where his wife Keiko was from. Peter was a outstanding piano player and might had taught piano when he return to Japan, peter was a fine young man and a very good person.
 
Albert work for civil  service again in Okinawa, when he retired, he and the family moved back to Alabama, in the process of building a house when he became ill and passed away.
 
Frederick W. Percival, step son of Albert, shared his thoughts, he says Albert not only was a drill instructor at Parris Island, he made senior Drill sgt while he was stationed  there. and was featured in the first issue of the LEATHER NECK.  Albert's second wife Miriam Geraldine Dugger, was a former marine. She lost her husband, in 1961, he was about 25 years ago, he died in Michigan while home on leave.  Frederick  Jr was three month old, while stationed in Hawaii. Miriam is the daughter of Grady Dugger and Ethel Mary Bunting.
 
 Alberts sons from his first marriage to Gloria, were John, Albert Stephen Genesky Jr and Kenneth, two of them went on to be cathoilc preachers. Frederick loved his dad very much.

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Alberts reenlistment USMC 1957

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peter Genesky- son of Albert Genesky

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John Genesky

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John Genesky & his good friend Robert stofey

John Genesky died in 25 Apr 1952. he was fly fishing in the Lackawaxen river PA, at Kimbles  in pike county. flood gates opened and he slipped on the rocks as he casted out and was  not able to get out of the water. the currant was too swift  and he drowned. 
 
His body was found  5 miles down stream in 5 feet of water on 17 May 1952..John worked in a comic book factory Central color printing. he was on leave from the army at the time of the accident. He  loved to fish and hunt. He graduated from Coughlin HS in 1948, he joined the army in  Jan 1951 and was a CPL.  He  was being transferred at the time to his next assignment in Korea The story of this accident was in the Wiles-barre record 25 Apr 1952 and 15 May 1952 John is buried in the parrish cemetery of St Stanislaus in plains PA..

                                              DEATH CERTIFICATE
                                                   STATE OF PA
 
John Genesky, age 25 born 21 Feb 1927 in Wilkes-Barre PA, died at 9;20am 14 May 1952 in the Lackawanna river,  Lackawanna twp in Pike county.Single, mailing address 813 N. Washingston St Wilkes-Barre PA. occupation- US Army. Mother- Frances Simchick. Informant: Frances Simchick.
 
Cause of death- Accident drowning while fishing.

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Frederick Perscival Jr 2008

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                                          UNITED STATES CENSUS
 

STATE:        PA

COUNTY:     Luzerne

CITY:            Wilkes- Barre  PA

CENSUS    1930  

 

                                       16 Hawthrone street

 

Line #  32   GENESKY, John, head, white, male, rents, age 23, married , born in pa, occupation,  coal miner

 

lINE # 33     Frances, Wife, female, white, married, age 23, born in pa, Father born, Poland, Mother born in Pa

 

Line# 34      John, son, male, white, age 1 , born in pa

 

 

 

 

 

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                                   Marriage Licence Application
                                          Commenweath Of PA
                                            Luzerne County

Male Info
John Walter Genewski, Color: White- Occ: Laborer- Born in Wilkes Barre PA. Residence: 53 Brookside St- age 25. Father; Charles Genewski, Born inPoland 1880. Mother; Mary Isajewicz, color white, born in Poland 1880.

Female Info
Frances Simchick, Occ; factory worker, born in Larksville 1907, Residence 37 John St Wilkes Barre PA, age 21. Father Frank Simchick, born in Poland. Mother- Bronoislava Zielinski, Born in Plymouth PA Deceased.

Lic issed 2 Jun 1928
Married 24 Jun 1928