George J. Dziwak, 82, of Kingston passed into the loving arms of the Lord on May 24, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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George was born in West Wyoming, on April 7, 1932, a son of the late George and Magdalene Burda Dziwak. He attended the West Wyoming Area High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with the rank of corporal, where he was a proud member of the United States Army Band. He was a member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Parish, Ashley.
George was employed by Gene DeLuca's Music Store for many years, retiring in 1995, and then was a member of the housekeeping department of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He loved music and played the clarinet and saxophone in many local polka bands and in his own band, Georgie and the Moonliters. He was a former member of the American Federation of Musicians. He loved being outside in his yard and garage and loved spending time shopping and traveling with his beloved wife.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Frank and Walter Dziwak; and by sisters, Bertha Gaydos and Mary Jasuilewicz.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Barbara Mrak Dziwak; and a daughter, Lisa Dziwak and her companion, William Monroe, Wilkes-Barre; a son, Michael Dziwak, at home. Also surviving are a grandson, William Monroe Jr.; sisters, Anna Guarino and Stella Voight, both of New Jersey; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday from the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 S. River St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow in St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley, at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Richard J. Cirba as celebrant. Interment with military honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Michael J Mikelski Funeral Home
293 S River St Plains, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 26, 2014