Michael A. Tengowski, RN, 57, of Dallas passed Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at his home following an illness.
Born April 7, 1963 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Thomas A Tengowski and Dorothy (Runchka) Tengowski. He graduated from John S. Fine High School, Nanticoke, class of 1981 and the Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, as a Registered Nurse in 1984.
At age 17 he entered the U. S. Army Reserves combat medics with the 300th Field Hospital. He was deployed and served in Desert Storm and received the Southwest Asia Service medal with 2 bronze service stars, Kuwait Liberation medal, Army Service ribbon, National Defense service medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement medal, and Armed Forces Reserve medal. Michael served for 20 years, attaining the rank of Captain and retired as Company Commander.
He was employed at State Correctional Institute, Dallas for 18 years, retiring in 2012.
Michael was an avid fly fisherman and liked fast cars. He also enjoyed having dinner parties, serving his guests amazing cuisine. He was a member of Lodge #61, Free and Accepted Masons, Wilkes-Barre and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Swoyersville.
He is survived by his father, Thomas of Nanticoke; his mother, Dorothy of Nanticoke; sisters, Anne Skamarakus and husband, Darryl of Nanticoke, Janet Dennis and husband, Peter of Newport Township and Joan Englehart of Hanover Township; nieces and nephews, Lauren and Michael Skamarakus, Christopher and Cameron Dennis and Meghan and Dylan Englehart; aunts and an uncle and his former wives, Linda and Dorene.
The family extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Bayada Hospice, and especially Michelle, for the wonderful care and support given.
Entombment with full military honors will be held Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, RR#2, Box #484, Indiantown Gap Road, Annville, PA 17003-9618
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in his memory be made to your favorite animal rescue organization.