Richard Ciszak

Obituary of Richard Ciszak

Richard Ciszak, age 82, of Hawley died Thursday, October 24, 2019 at home. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Janet Ann (Cwynar) Ciszak.

Born August 21, 1937, in Rahway, NJ, he was the son of the late Julius Michael and Ann (Gregus) Ciszak. A Marine Corps veteran, he worked as a plumber and pipefitter in Local #9 in New Jersey until his retirement in 1996.

Formerly of Port Reading, NJ, Rich was a member of BVM Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Hawley.  He has been a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, Carteret Council 1280 in Carteret, NJ.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons: Richard Jr. and his wife Eileen of Effort, Mark and his wife Connie of Carteret, NJ, Thomas and his wife Ruthann of Kunkletown; two stepsons: Joshua Hokrein and his wife Cindy of Dumont, NJ, and John Hess and his wife Liz of Lake Ariel; one brother: Michael Ciszak and his wife Diane of Carteret, NJ; his daughter-in-law: Janet Ciszak of Hawley; his grandchildren: Elizabeth Golat, Richard Ciszak III, Mark Ciszak Jr., Jessica Keefe, Kenny Ciszak, Tori Ciszak, Tom Ciszak Jr., Matthew Ciszak, Nick Ciszak, Ruthann Ciszak, Bradley Hokrein, Justin Hokrein and Evan Hokrein; and his great grandchildren: Norah, Claire, Grant, Mackenzie, Scarlett, Colton and Dominic.

Rich was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace (Wasco) Ciszak in 2001; his sister, Betty Ann Graham; his son, James; his grandson, James Jr.; and his granddaughter, Melissa Ciszak.

Calling hours will be Monday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 PM at Teeters' Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA. There will be a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 10:00 AM at BVM Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 314 Chestnut Ave, Hawley, celebrated by Rev. Richard W. Beck, Pastor. Private cremation will be held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel. Inurnment will be held at a future date at B.V.M. Queen Of Peace Cemetery, Hawley.

Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots at or Wounded Warrior Project at


Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, October 28, 2019
Teeters' Funeral Chapel
505 Church St
Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States


10:00 am
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
BVM Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church
314 Chestnut Ave
Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

B.V.M. Queen Of Peace Cemetery
314 Chestnut Ave
Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States
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