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William R. Prebola Sr., 86, of Harding, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Born in Plains Twp. on Dec. 4, 1932, he was the son of the late Andrew and Helen Wallo Prebola. He grew up in Orange and was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Class of 1950.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a supervisor for Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation in Mountain Top for over 25 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, and truly enjoyed following his children and grandchildren in all of their sports and school activities. He enjoyed spending time at Pocono Downs at Mohegan Sun, where he made many friends.

He was a loving father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsa Piatnik Prebola, in 2002; brothers, Andrew Prebola and Robert Prebola; and son-in-law, Thomas Mazar.

Surviving are his children, Michele Mazar, Harding; Mary Ellen Scalzo and her husband, Sal, Harding, with whom he resided; Dr. William Prebola Jr. and his wife, Marianne, Tunkhannock; and Edward Prebola and Lauren Mattie, Forty Fort; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Scalzo and her husband, Anthony, West Pittston; brother, Gerald Prebola and his wife, Rose, West Pittston; sisters-in-law, Marian Pizano, Exeter; Evelyn Siegel, Havre de Grace, Maryland; Marcella Whalen; Cabin John, Maryland; Gloria Piatnik, Harding; and Dolores Prebola, Westland, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held from Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis X. Cabrini Church, 585 Mount Olivet Road, Carverton.

Interment was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schooley Avenue, Exeter.

Memorial donations may be made to Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.

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