COAL TOWNSHIP — Anthony J. “Doc” Sieklicki, 91, of West Wood Street, passed away Sunday morning, July 18, 2021.
The youngest of nine children, he was born in Coal Township, Dec. 7, 1929, a son of the late Alice (Kibitlewski) and John Sieklicki. Doc was a lifelong resident of Coal Township.
He attended St. Stephen’s Grade School and graduated from Coal Township High School in 1948.
After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served with the Naval Security Group.
Upon completion of his service, Doc returned to Coal Township where he worked various jobs before he joined Boilermakers Local 13 and worked as a boilermaker for 20 years before retiring in 1991.
Doc wed Mary Ann “Tootsie” Wronoski Oct. 3, 1953, at St. Stanislaus Church in Shamokin. They celebrated 67 wedding anniversaries together and Tootsie never missed an opportunity to brag about winning the heart of “her Anthony.” The two built a home full of love that welcomed family and friends year-round, but especially at their annual Christmas parties.
Doc’s faith was also very important to him. He was an active member of St. Stephen’s Church as a choir member and lector, and later regularly attended Mass at St. Patrick Church, in Trevorton.
He was an avid golfer, a diehard New York Yankees fan, a cowboy Western enthusiast and always looked forward to the annual trips with his brothers, nephews and son to their Potter County deer camp.
In retirement, he often enjoyed spending time in nature with his son at their garage in West Cameron. Doc was also a lifetime member of The Liberty Hose Co., Fairview Fire Co. and the Polish Cadets.
Above all, Doc was a loving husband, father, poppy, uncle, brother and friend. His “Doc-isms,” stories and laughter will be missed by all those lucky enough to have known him.
He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Mary (Marie) Labanoski and her husband, Mark, of Hornell, New York; his son, Robert Sieklicki and his wife, Diane Altomare, of Mount Carmel; his granddaughter, Allison Labanoski and her husband, Tim McDonough, of Brooklyn, New York; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, John, Henry “Hank,” Florian “Ben,” Herman “Henry” and Alphonse “Sam”; and his three sisters, Helen Batman, Dolores “Dale” Gessig and Elizabeth “Lib” Reiprish.
SIEKLICKI — Anthony J. “Doc” Sieklicki, 91, of West Wood Street, Coal Township. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, 120 S. Market St, Shamokin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton. Interment will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Lourdes School, c/o Development Office, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township 17866, or Step Up Shamokin c/o SABER, 150 E. Lincoln St. Shamokin 17872.