Kuzma Leschak Jr., 89, Jermyn, died Friday at the Carbondale Nursing Home. His widow is the former Irene Keklock.
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Born July 21, 1924, in Jermyn, son of the late Kuzma and Anna Hockin Leschak, he grew up in Jermyn, graduated from Jermyn High School in 1942 and served in the Army during World War II. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in 1948. He was employed by Scranton Electric Co. and later PP&L, until his retirement in 1984. He served for 50 years as a trustee on the board of directors, including chairman of the board for several years. On May 22, 1954, he married Irene Keklock, his "Reenie." He was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, serving many years on parish councils. He was also a member of American Legion Post 948, Dunmore.
He was an avid golfer, and loved spending summer vacations with his family at the New Jersey Shore and Lake Wallenpaupack. The family would like to express its love and gratitude to the staff of the Carbondale Nursing Home for their compassion and excellent care during Kuzma's illness.
Also surviving are two daughters, Melanie Ringa and husband, Charles, New Milford, Conn.; and Maureen Leschak, Mayfield; two sons, David, Scott Twp.; and Neil and wife, Andrea, Carbondale; four grandchildren, David Kuzma Leschak and Christopher Leschak, Scott Twp.; and Lindsey and Logan Leschak, Carbondale; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Alexander.
The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, by the Very Rev. John Kowalczyk. Interment, parish cemetery. Arrangements: Battenberg Funeral Home. Friends may call at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 308 Walnut St., Jermyn, Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Parastas, 8.
Charles A. Battenberg Funeral Home
363 Washington Avenue Jermyn, PA 18433
Published in Scranton Times on May 10, 2014