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Stanley J. Homitz

February 16, 2008

Stanley J. Homitz, 84, of Washington D.C., passed away peacefully February 16 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda Md., following a stroke.

Mr. Homitz was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Nanticoke, a son of the late Alexander and Leocadia Homitz, and attended Holy Trinity Church and grade school, where he served as an altar boy, and graduated from Nanticoke High School. In World War II, he served in the army, stationed in England, France and Germany, from 1944 through 1946. He was assigned to Battery C 141st anti-aircraft artillery gun battalion and served as a fuse setter for a Howitzer canyon unit. He also served as an interpreter for Polish POW’s in Poland and received three Campaign Medals and three Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Nanticoke American Legion Post 350. After military service, he graduated from King’s College in 1950, with a bachelor’s degree in Education, and in 1951 received a master’s degree from Penn State University. He was employed as a foreign language specialist for the CIA for more than 40 years and retired in 1990.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Chester and Alexander; and sister, Helen.

Surviving is a sister, Sophia Homitz.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 South Hanover St., Nanticoke. Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery, Newport Twp. Friends may call Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

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