John (Yank) B. Bosak, 87, of Milbre Street, Swoyersville, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
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Born in Swoyersville, he was the son of the late John Bosak, his mother, Mary Vocharchak, and his stepfather, John Fabian. He attended Swoyersville High School.
He served in the Merchant Marines for 23 years and was a veteran of World War II.
Yank had resided for most of his life in Swoyersville and on Eleanor Street in Shavertown. Prior to his retirement he was employed by PennDOT as a heavy equipment operator for 25 years.
He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. He was also a member of the Swoyersville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 283, Kingston. He was a life member of the Blue Ridge Gun Club and the Swoyersville Senior Citizens.
Preceding him in death were his sister, Helen Del Bianco; brother, George Fabian; and granddaughter, Nicole Bosak.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Theresa Leonard; daughters, Annmarie Tyler and her husband, Ned, Dalton; and Carolyn Bosak, Exeter; sons, John and his wife, Cynthia, Hunlock Creek; Thomas and his wife, Deanna, Sweet Valley; and Leonard Bosak and companion, Jack Watkins, Kingston; granddaughters, Jacklyn Barris and her husband, Joel, and Rebecca Clause and her husband, David; grandchildren, Bethany, Christa, Mackenzie, Alicia and her husband, Jordan, and Dale and his wife, Danielle; great-granddaughter, Lucy; nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael Zipay officiating.
The interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, and Fersineus and Hospice of the Sacred Heart, for their fine care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Swoyersville Community Ambulance, 253 Owen St., Swoyersville, PA 18704.
Lehman & Gregory Funeral Home Inc
281 Chapel St
Swoyersville, PA 18704
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 12, 2013