Chris Jescavage, 68, son of the late Chester A. and Dolores M. Cudnowski Jescavage, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, after suffering a heart attack.
Chris was born in Saginaw, Michigan on September 13, 1953 and grew up in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre. Chris was a 1971 graduate of James M. Coughlin High School and went on to earn an Associate’s Degree from Luzerne County Community College. After graduating from LCCC, Chris’s skills as a carpenter had him building Long John Silver's restaurants in the Wyoming Valley and Virginia Beach, VA area. In 1976, Chris and his adoptive dad, Robert E. (Bob) Cumens, opened T-Town Sheds in Tunkhannock, PA.
Chris and Bob would remain business partners at T-Town, until Bob's retirement in the early 2000's. Subsequently, Chris was the sole proprietor of T-Town Sheds, until his passing. After 46 years in business, thousands of T-Town Sheds can still be seen throughout the Wyoming Valley and in numerous states today, due to their unparalleled workmanship and quality construction. In addition to operating T-Town Sheds, Chris played a major role in contributing supplies and his carpentry skills in the building and expansion of Patriot’s Cove, located in Noxen, PA.
The time he spent volunteering at Patriot's Cove touched him deeply. Working next to veterans and giving back to those who served our country were causes that he profoundly believed in and dedicated much of his later life to. Chris was also a spiritual man and a very strong supporter and active member of the Eaton Baptist Church. Nothing meant more to him, than his relationship with God and he lived his life accordingly.
Chris loved spending time with and traveling with his dad, his dogs, snowmobiling, NHRA drag racing, muscle cars and nature. He also loved music and having family gatherings at his home in Tunkhannock, affectionately named "Cripple Creek Retreat". Whether it was Movie, Popcorn or Pizza Night or one of his famous picnics and you were driving a quad or one of his numerous go-karts on the track he built, cruising around in a paddle boat, swimming or fishing in the pond he built or just relaxing in his beautiful home that he, his dad and friends built, surrounded by the mountains, God's creations and enjoying his excellent cooking (lasagna, chocolate chip cookies and blueberry cake were some favorites), you were guaranteed to have a memorable time at CCR.
At times, Chris could be a man of few words. However, his actions spoke volumes. Countless stories have been told by people he helped throughout his life. The true number of people he helped will never be known, because he did it quietly, without fanfare and he would not accept any recognition for his efforts. He helped people, without being asked, because he cared about their welfare and because it was the right thing to do. Chris was a very strong, yet humble, Christian man who did his best to not only dedicate his life to God, his family and friends, but to strangers who needed help too. He was the epitome of altruism.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Chester A. and Dolores M. Jescavage and his adoptive dad, Bob and wife Rose Cumens. Chris is survived by his brothers, retired Marine Lt. Col. Keith A. Jescavage and wife Mary Jean, Flower Mound, TX, Robert K. (Bob) Cumens and wife Debbie, Springville, PA; sisters, Debbie Jescavage, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Dawn Cumens Madden and husband Mike Madden, Tunkhannock, PA and dear cousin/close friend, Marcella Prenga Starr and husband Bill Starr, Wyoming, PA. Chris was also met at the Rainbow Bridge by his beloved dogs, Smokey, Buff, Cupcake, Dougal, Sheba, and Buddy.
Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
As per his request, funeral services for Chris were held privately with interment in South Eaton Cemetery, Tunkhannock, PA.