Leonard T. Motzki

Born: Wed., Nov. 22, 1933
Died: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home


Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Location: Wyoming Cemetery

Funeral Service

9:30 AM Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Location: St. Monica's Parish ( Our Lady of Sorrows Church)

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Leonard T. "Len" Motzki, 84, of West Wyoming, passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at the Highland Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Exeter, with his loving family by his side.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Julius and Julia Drazba Motzki.

Leonard was a member of St. Monica's Parish, West Wyoming and was a graduate of West Wyoming High School,and after high school he served his country  in the United State Navy.

He then went on to  graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business administration.

He also served on the board of Penn State, Wilkes-Barre Campus.

He was given the prestigious award of the Mt. Nittany Society of Penn State. Len was a die hard Penn State fan and attended games all over the country with his soulmate of over 61 years, Madeline.

In 1974 he purchased the Lipiec Insurance Agency and was then installed in July 1979 with a classification of Insurance Broker. He subsequently changed the name and became owner of the very successful,  Leonard T. Motzki Insurance Co., Kingston.  

He was a member of the Wyoming Businessmans Club. Len was a very active Rotarian. having served as President from 1981 - 1982 of the Wyoming Rotary Club, where he received the Paul Harris Fellow Award.

Len was the Sargent at Arms for many years and nothing got by him. However, he had a hard time not cracking a smile or laughing when he collected the fines.  A board member of many years he demanded that they follow Roberts Rules of Order.

Those who knew him, could confirm he that he ruled with an "Iron Finger". He was also an avid golfer and was a member of the Fox Hill Country Club, Exeter.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #0904

He was preceded in death by his sisters Eleanor Ostrowski, Leona Kava and Dolores Tedesco

Surviving to morn his loss are his wife of 61 years, the former Madeline Franconi, and a sister Mary Ann Luperi, Allentown and an Aunt Helen Molosky, Fla., along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Sunday from 3:00pm until 5:00pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

Funeral services will be Monday at 9:30am from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at St. Monica's Parish, Eight St., West Wyoming, with the Rev. Peter Tomszak,,pastor, as celebrant.

Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming.

Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church on Monday morning.

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Alan Tedesco
   Posted Fri January 19, 2018

We a so sorry to hear about Uncle Len’s passing.We take comfort in knowing you are in heaven . God be with you .

Maureen Kava
   Posted Sat January 20, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Mark .

Dearest Uncle, Our Deepest Sympathy and Much Love, Mark and Maureen Kava

joe gelli
   Posted Sat January 20, 2018
Sorry I cannot pay my respects,am out of town.I had the pleasure of knowing Len in business.Always a gentleman.

Sally and John Greenwood
   Posted Sat January 20, 2018
Uncle Len,
May you rest in peace. We know that the Lord was waiting to greet you with open arms. Thank you for being such a caring and loving Uncle.

Love, Sally and John

David Charnin
   Posted Sun January 21, 2018

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Rochelle Tedesco Charnin.

I still fondly remember the wonderful visit with you and Uncle Lenny when I was 10. With our deepest sympathy, and prayers for God's peace to you. Love, Rochelle Tedesco Charnin

Gary Tedesco
   Posted Sun January 21, 2018
Aunt Lana,
I am so sorry for you. I can never watch a Penn State game without thinking of you and Uncle Len. I will still continue my gentleman's bet with him between Penn State and Michigan. When it's my turn to cross over to the other side I'll settle up with him.

Love, Gary Tedesco

Dr. Dale Jones, Chancellor, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
   Posted Sun January 21, 2018
To the Family of Mr. Leonard Motzki,

We are truly saddened by the loss of your loved one, Leonard Motzki. Please accept our deepest sympathies from the Penn State Wilkes-Barre community.

Mr. Motzki served with distinction on the Advisory Board of Penn State Wilkes-Barre. We are grateful for his dedicated service to our students and campus. Because of his leadership and commitment, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a special campus.

During this difficult time for your family, we send our sincere sympathies and heartfelt condolences.

The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Family

Chris Pattyson
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
Our condolences to the Motzki family at this difficult time. Len was a great guy who could make anyone smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris and Dawn Pattyson

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