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Joseph P. Stravinsky

December 28, 1950 — June 14, 2024

Joseph P. Stravinsky

73, of Johnston, Rhode Island died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Friday, June 14th surrounded by his family. 

He was born in Scranton, PA to the late Stanley F. Stravinsky and Veronica Burda Stravinsky. 

He loved the outdoors and spent most of his time freshwater fishing and hunting. He loved taking family trips to the Poconos to visit his relatives in Scranton to include, his loving niece Veronica and husband Gerard Reichle, her beautiful daughters Kayla Reichle and fiancé Christopher Welling, Mariah and husband Tyler Cunningham and adorable 7 month-old, son Killian. We all enjoyed eating lobsters brought by him from Maine and homemade clam chowder while sitting on the deck at the lake house we rented each time we visited. He loved gardening and spent many hours planting beautiful flowers in the yard and taking many trips to Home Depot with his daughter. 

Joe was a retired U.S. Navy Seabee and worked as a heavy equipment operator building roads and several different types of buildings across the world. He was stationed in several different countries throughout his career to include, the Philippines, Cuba, Antarctica, and Spain. He retired in 1990 and moved to Biloxi, MS and worked as a truck driver hauling food and building supplies to the southern most states of the country. In 2005 he returned home to Warwick, Rhode Island where he worked at Electric Boat, Quonset as a sound dampener for military submarines. He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed building beautiful furniture, picture frames, and mounting fish that he caught himself. 

Joe is survived by his loving, devoted life partner of 52 years Marylyn Mixner Stravinsky, his daughter Veronica Stravinsky and the late Joseph Stravinsky and his in-laws, Sheryl Bulawka, Erma Celani, Jo Anne and Tony Faciano  James and Julie Mixner and their children. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Jamie, Xavier, Leah, Liberty and Joseph that adored his company and whom he taught to fish. Lastly, he leaves behind his siblings Eleanor, Stanley, Mariann, Anthony, and is predeceased by his brother Peter.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, September 26th from 4:00- 7:00 pm, with a prayer service at 7:00pm in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston. He will be laid to rest in Scranton, PA at the Cathedral Cemetery where both of his parents are buried. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joe's honor to the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park, 21 Iafrate Way, North Kingstown, RI 02852. 

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Thursday, September 26, 2024

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