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Thomas F. Rovinski

September 10, 1948 - March 19, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: March 25, 2022

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Sacred Heart Cemetery

Church St. John the Evangelist Church

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Thomas F. Rovinski, 73 of Pittston, passed away Saturday evening, March 19, 2022 at Regional Hospital, Scranton, after a courageous battle against cancer.

Born in Plains Township, he was the son of the late Stanley T. and Josephine K. (Bartoli) Rovinski.

Tom was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Plains, Class of 1966, was a member of the 1965 Sacred Heart Basketball Championship team, and was a graduate of Wilkes College, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He was a United States Coast Guard Veteran serving during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Electronics Technician, 2nd Class. While enlisted in the Coast Guard, he was a member of the USCG National Basketball Team, Cape May, NJ, where he was awarded as the Most Valuable Player (MVP). Upon his Honorable Discharge from active duty in 1974, Tom was employed at SCI Dallas, as the activities manager until his retirement in 2011.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, the Larksville American Legion, Post 655, where he served as Adjutant. Tom had a love of basketball, which he played, coached, and refereed. He was an avid North Carolina Tar Heels basketball fan and was an avid golfer. He had a great love for his family and he will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his brother Ronald Rovinski.

Surviving are his loving wife the former Loretta Cavage, brother Stanley Rovinski and his wife Marie, Jenkins Township, sisters Patricia Benzi, Edwardsville, and Nancy Becker, Exeter, nieces and nephews.

Tom’s wife and family wish to extend their deepest thanks to his oncologist, Dr. Martin Hyzinski, his staff, and his family physician, Dr. Mauer Biscotti, for their wonderful care and compassion given to Tom during his battle against cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 25, 2022 at 9:30 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640. Inurnment with Military Honors accorded by the United States Coast Guard and the Plains American Legion, Post 558, Funeral Honors Detail will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains. Family and friends may call Thursday evening, March 24, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Whisker World, 100 William Street, Plains, PA 18705, in Tom’s memory.

Contact

Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699

Address

20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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