Joseph A. Greskiewicz, 90, of Wilkes-Barre, and formerly of Plains Township, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 21, 2013, at the hospice unit in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.
Born in West Wyoming, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Silkowski Grzeszkiewicz.
Joe was a graduate of West Wyoming High School and was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theatre with the 764th Bomb Squadron, attaining the rank of sergeant.
After World War II, he was employed as a coal miner in the area mines, as a salesman and worked for the Stegmaier and Gibbons breweries of Wilkes-Barre.
He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Mary's Maternity Church, Wilkes-Barre. Joe was a man of great faith and the great treasure he had next to his family was his bible that he read every day.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, the former Eva Yankowski, on April 1, 2005; sister, Cecilia; and brothers, Frank, Stanley, Bolster and Andrew.
Surviving are his daughter, Janet Kruzlik and her husband, Joseph, Hanover Township; son, Martin Greskiewicz and his wife, Susan, Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, Neil and John Greskiewicz; nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8:45 a.m. Friday from Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Mary's Maternity Church, 40 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com