Walter John "Jack" Mikulis of Nanticoke passed away Monday afternoon, Dec. 31, 2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Anthony and Agnes Kaminski Mikulis. He attended St. Mary's parochial school and graduated from Nanticoke High School. He later went on to attend Penn State University Hazleton campus and earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the Newark College of Engineering, Newark, N.J.
He served with the U.S. Air Force and the reserves and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Mr. Mikulis was employed as civil engineer in Spotswood, N.J., for Public Service; the Sierra Pacific Power and Light Company, Reno, Nev., and Columbia Gas Company, Hagerstown, Md. Returning to this area in 1969, he was last employed as the Superintendent of Operations with Pennsylvania Gas and Water Company, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke, and was a life-long member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church prior to the consolidation; American Legion Post # 350, Nanticoke; he was an avid golfer and had been a member of the Berwick Golf Club. He enjoyed restoring and was a classic car enthusiast and was a member of International Thunderbird Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joanne Green, on Dec. 24, 1976; siblings, Leo, Anthony, Henry, Celia, Eleanor, Lillian and Helen.
Surviving are four children; daughters, Linda Renner and her husband, Carl, Hagerstown, Md.; and Lisa Costaris, Dallas; sons, Robert Maskers and his wife, Germaine, Plymouth; and Steven Meskers and his wife, Brigitte, Dallas; eight grandchildren; a sister, Florence Sorber, Jackson, N.J.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish/St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, 1030 S. Hanover St,, Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash as celebrant.
Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions in Walter's memory may be made to the Henry Cancer Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 2, 2013