George Kraynak

George Kraynak, 86, of West Wyoming passed away peacefully Friday evening, April 19, 2013, at Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre surrounded by his family.

Born in Swoyersville, he was the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Sholtis Kraynak. Mr. Kraynak was employed in the Westmoreland Coal Mines, as a teamster for Interstate Brands, for Bechtel at the PP&L Power Plant in Berwick, as assistant police chief by the Borough of West Wyoming, and prior to his retirement, as a custodian by the Wyoming Area School District.

He was a member of the Parish of St. Monica, Wyoming-West Wyoming Senior Citizens, Teamsters Union Local No. 401 and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Preceding him in death were his wife, the former Dorothy Yurcho; brothers, Stephen, Gary, Michael, John and Joseph Kraynak; and sister, Mary Hromek.

Surviving are daughters, Elaine Hudak and her husband, Joe, Dallas; Carol Buffington, West Wyoming; grandsons, Joseph Hudak, Nashville, Tenn., and Jason Hudak, Dallas; brother, Thomas Kraynak, Harding; sisters, Betty Leptuck, Swoyersville; Irene Brezinski, Scranton; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church of the Parish of St. Monica, West Wyoming.

Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 21, 2013