Anthony Joseph “AJ” Bolus, 75, of Taylor, died Monday at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his longtime friend, Lucy Vinskofski.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Joseph and Helen Bolus Shehwen, he graduated from West Scranton High School in 1964. He went on to serve with the National Guard during Vietnam. AJ was currently employed by Bolus Freight Systems, Inc and was a truck driver for over 50 years. A lifelong member of St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church where he served as an usher, he was very active with the church’s summer picnic. He also served on the board of the Sacred Heart Cemetery Association. He was a car enthusiast who enjoyed drag racing, and had formerly been a member of the Villa Capri Cruisers. He also enjoyed bowling. AJ had a great sense of humor, and would do anything for anyone. He will be missed.
Surviving is a daughter, Michelle Bolus of Taylor and her companion Justin Paroby; grandchildren Lily and Luke Paroby, Danielle Vinskofski, Scranton, who was like a daughter to him, and several cousins.
The funeral will be Friday with a service at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave., Scranton, by the Rev. Christopher Manuele, pastor. Interment, Sacred Heart Cemetery, West Scranton. All those attending are asked to go directly to the church.
Family and friends may call Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Savino Traditional Funerals and Cremation Care, 157 S. Main Ave., West Scranton, Carl J. Savino, Jr., supervisor. Due to our current pandemic, all those attending are kindly and respectfully asked to socially distance without direct contact while giving condolences, and are required to wear a mask immediately upon entering the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o The NEET Center, 1300 Old Plank Rd., Mayfield, PA, 18433.
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American Cancer Society, c/o The NEET Center
1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield PA 18433