Joseph M. (Zak) Zakrzewski, 69, of New Grant Street, Nanticoke, passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 27, 2013, at home.
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He was born in Nanticoke, and was the son of the late Eugene and Louise Schneikart Zakrzewski. Joseph was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, Class of 1964, and a member of St. Faustina Parish, formerly St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke.
He was also a member of Washington Hose Company, Catholic War Veterans, Ashley, White Eagle Club and 6 County Fireman's Association.
Joseph served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Grand Canyon as a radar man with the 6th Fleet. He worked for several years as a salesman at Lowes Home Improvement, Wilkes-Barre. He was a loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Jiana and Kaitlyn, and an avid fisherman.
Joseph was preceded in death by his Wife, the former Carole O'Donnell; and by a sister, Mary Lou.
Presently surviving are sons, Joseph Jr. and wife, Laura, Nanticoke; Thomas, Nanticoke; brother, Eugene Zak, Florida; nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Jiana and Kaitlyn.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, from the Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Faustina Parish Church, St. Mary's site at 10 a.m., with the Rev. James Nash as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Nanticoke.
Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for calling hours Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Grontkowski Funeral Home Pc
51-53 W Green St Nanticoke, PA 18634
Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 29, 2013