Eugene B. Kania, Sr. age 83, of Nanticoke, died Saturday, July 20 in the Geisinger Medical Center of Wyoming Valley. Eugene was born August 2, 1929 in Nanticoke, a son of the late Anthony and Katherine (Sharpe) Kania.
After serving in Germany with the US Army during the Korean Conflict
, Eugene returned to Nanticoke where he was a carpet installer in his younger years. For the last 14 years of his working career he was co-owner and operator of Kania's Deli.
Eugene was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Church, currently, St. Faustina Kowalska Catholic Parish. Also, he was a member of the former Polish Falcons as well as the American Legion.
Eugene's death severs a marital bond of 58 years. On February 19, 1955 he married Geraldine Kulikowski who survives. Also surviving is a son, Eugene B. Kania, Jr. and his wife, Erin, of Hazleton; a sister: Charlotte Chickson and a brother Narcy Kania both of Nanticoke. He was preceded in death by a two brothers: Anthony Kania and Raymond Kania.
Funeral Services will begin on Thursday at 11:00 am from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish / Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James R. Nash as celebrant.
Interment with military honors will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.