|Frances Simchick 1937
Frances Simchick Genesky (Pitkevich) married John Genesky
( GRZEZDZINKI) . 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.
|Mary & Frances Simchick
|ALBERT STEPHEN GENESKY USMC
|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.
|Alberts reenlistment USMC 1957
|peter Genesky- son of Albert Genesky
|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
|Frederick Perscival Jr 2008
UNITED STATES CENSUS
CITY: Wilkes- Barre PA
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
John, son, male, white, age 1 ½, born