The Obit For Tex Dargiewicz

Theodore "Tex" Dargiewicz

Published in Times Leader from March 12 to March 13, 2011

Theodore "Tex" Dargiewicz, 79, of Nanticoke, passed away Friday morning, March 11, 2011, at his residence.

Born April 28, 1931, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary Nowak Dargiewicz. Tex was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, where he played football, baseball, basketball and track. He was a member of the championship football and baseball teams. He also was a member of the All-Scholastic Football Team and the team's MVP player. He played on the Minor League Cleveland Indian's baseball team. Tex was the assistant baseball and softball coach at Luzerne County Community College.

Tex was a member of the Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke, American Legion Post 350, and the Nanticoke Eagles Club. He was previously employed at the State Correctional Facility at Dallas.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, the former Mary Mainolfi; brothers, Peter Starr, Walter Gwiazdowski, and Charles Gwiazdowski; and sisters, Ceil Meizanis, Helen Godwin, and Irene Balch.

Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Merowsky; children, Mary Jo Youngblood and husband Larry, Nanticoke, and John, of Nanticoke; grandchildren, Larry and Lauren Youngblood; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nanticoke Elementary School Library and the Nanticoke Boys Baseball Booster Club.