Albert E. Kravitz

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Albert E. Kravitz, 88, of Hanover Township passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

He was born in Edwardsville on Aug. 3, 1925, a son of the late Joseph and Kathryn Kravitz.

Al was a Navy veteran, serving during World War II in the European and Pacific theaters. Al served on the USS Dade and was awarded the European and Pacific Theater ribbons, the Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years as a foreman by the Pennsylvania Gas & Water Co.

Al was a member of St. Andrew's Parish in Wilkes-Barre and, prior to its closure, he was a longtime member of St. Boniface Church, where he served as an usher and as a member of its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of Catholic War Veterans Post 274, Hanover Township.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Helen Leskauskas Kravitz, in 1999, and by his brother, Joseph Kravitz.

Al is survived by his sons, Joseph and Michele Kravitz, Wyoming; and William and Jeanne Kravitz, Kingston; daughter, Roseanne and George Strand, Edina, Minn.; grandchildren, Melissa, Kathryn and Elizabeth Kravitz and Thomas Strand; brothers, Robert Kravitz, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Bernard Kravitz, Edwardsville; and by her nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Andrew's Parish, 316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, 855-448-3997.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Albert's obituary at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.


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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 19, 2014
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