Rememering Edward F. Olenchak, Jr.

Olenchak, Edward Obit PhotoEdward F. Olenchak, Jr.
April 6, 2020

Edward F. “Babe” Olenchak, Jr. of Jefferson Twp. passed away April 6th after a brief illness in Jupiter, FL.  His wife of 54 years is the former Arlene Klepadlo.

Born in Scranton, PA on June 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Edward and Marie Kettel Olenchak.  He graduated from St. Mary’s of the Assumption High School, where he excelled in basketball and baseball. Babe also attended the University of Scranton.  He was a member of St. Eulalia’s Parish, Moscow PA.

He was employed by Koerner Ford of Scranton for many years as a sales manager and retired from Honesdale-Lincoln-Mercury dealership in 2005.

He was a lifetime member of the NRA and the Moscow Sportsman Club.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his many trips to Canada, and the family hunting cabin.  He also enjoyed his yearly trips to Florida and the Jersey shore with his children and grandchildren.  He was an avid sports fan especially of the Yankees and Penn State Football.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife Arlene, he is survived by his sons, Edward III and wife Lynn of Madison Twp. and  Thomas and wife Eileen of Roaring Brook Twp., 4 adored grandchildren, Eddie, Luke, Ella and T.J., his loving brothers and sisters:  Richard and wife Alice, Springbrook Twp., Jack and wife Gayle, Scranton, Paula Fougeray and husband Rene, Lehighton, PA; Marie Quinn, Falls Church, VA; Donna Walsh, Scranton, brother-in-law Jerry Straub and wife Kathy, Galloway, NJ and  numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by sister-in-law Barbara Straub and brothers-in-law Michael Walsh and Francis Quinn.

Private Funeral Services will take place at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow with a memorial mass to be celebrated at a later date for family and friends at St. Eulalia’s Church, Moscow, PA.

Local arrangements made by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. To send the family an online condolence visit

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