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Sean ‘Moon Dog’ Stankus

June 16, 1963 — December 30, 2023

Sean “Moon Dog” Stankus of Dallas, Pennsylvania, 60, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp., PA.

He was born on June 16, 1963 in Pittston, to the late John and Rosemary (Yonki) Stankus.

Sean graduated from Seton High School in 1981 and attended Wilkes Barre Vocational Technical School to study mechanics. Sean was a lover of the outdoors, an avid hunter and golfer. He was a talented musician and enjoyed playing at charitable events, and for family and friends. He started his career as a binder operator and went on to work for 40 years at Kappa Graphics. He ended his career at Modineer-Pulverman as a brake press operator. Sean was a member of the West Wyoming Eagles and the West Pittston Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 9 1/2 years Debbie (Dankulich) Burton-Stankus; daughter, Danielle (Josh) Boylan of Pittston; stepsons, Adam and Jeremy Burton of Franklin Twp.; brothers, Bruce (Carrie) Stankus of Lovelton, PA and Mark Stankus of Pittston, PA.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, relatives and friends may call from 6-8 PM at Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home, Inc. 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton.

Memorial donations can be made in Sean’s name to Blue Chip Animal Farm Rescue, 974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, PA 18612, or Hunts for Healing PO box 728, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

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