Peter Kaminski

Obituary of Peter Michael Kaminski

Dr. Peter M. Kaminski, 66, of Harveys Lake passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Geisinger Medical Center, Wilkes Barre. He was born October 4, 1954 in Newark, NJ to Kathryn (Hunt) and Peter John Kaminski. Due to the early death of his parents, Peter was raised in Hanover Twp by his beloved Grandmother Anna and Aunt Olga Kaminski. Peter graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1972. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at King's College and pursued a pharmacy degree at Temple University. While working as a pharmacist in Philadelphia, he furthered his education graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a two-year surgical residency at St. Mary's Hospital in Philadelphia and later established an office of Podiatry in Plymouth and Dallas where he practiced for the past 35 years, treating patients and entertaining them with his corny jokes. Peter enjoyed golfing with his friends, especially on their annual golf trips culminating with the presentation of his original "Doc Awards". In addition, he was an avid runner, completing a triathlon at age 50. He was excited to travel to Alaska, Europe, and the Caribbean with his family and friends. Throughout the years, Peter coached all of his children and his nieces in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, and soccer. He also spent a great deal of time boating on Harveys Lake and deep sea fishing off the New Jersey coast. Peter was a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Podiatric Medicine, a member of the George M Dallas Lodge No 53, a member of the Irem Shriners, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and past president of the Harveys Lake Protective Association. He was also a member of Our Lady of Victory Church where he served in the past as a Eucharistic Minister. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 42 years, Karen (Kuchinskas) Kaminski, son Peter John Kaminski, daughters Katelyn Kaminski and Margarete Kukosky, granddaughter Layla Ruby Lewis, sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Dr. Kurt Maas, nieces Maria Conley and Kelsey Maas, and father-in-law, Sylvester Kuchinskas. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday from Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of State Route 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Wednesday at Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Franklin Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Peter's name can be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Due to the COVID virus, those who feel uncomfortable about attending the services, can offer online condolences at clswansonfuneralhome.com.
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Tuesday
24
November

Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc.
2386 State Route 118
Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday
25
November

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Our Lady Of Victory Church
16 2nd St.
Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday
25
November

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Mount Olivet Cemetery
 1
Carverton, Pennsylvania, United States
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