Michael C. Fedak, 80, of East Newport Street, Hanover Township, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Golden Living Center−Summit, Wilkes-Barre, after a lengthy illness. Michael passed away on his 59th wedding anniversary.
He was born in Ashley on Jan. 11, 1933, the son of the late John and Mary Grick Fedak. He was a 1951 graduate of Hanover High School.
Michael was employed as a foreman for more than 35 years by the former Herman Funke Quilting Mill, Hanover Township, and more recently as a security guard by the Social Security Administration, Wilkes-Barre, for 15 years, retiring in 2006.
He was proud to serve his country in the Korean War
, serving with the U.S. Navy
from 1952 to 1953.
He was a member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley.
Michael was an avid hunter and fisherman and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Preceding him in death were his brothers, John, Joseph, Andrew and Peter Fedak, and sisters, Mary Ostroski, Helen Hojnowski and Pauline Blaski.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Anna Rabb, at home; sons, Michael Fedak and his wife, Dale, Plymouth; Daniel Fedak, Harveys Lake; and Thomas Fedak and his companion, Trisha, White Haven; daughters, Elaine Fedak Smallcomb and her husband, James, Wilkes-Barre; and Ann Fedak Makarewicz, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Ashley Fedak, James Smallcomb and his wife, Traci, Matthew and Jillian Smallcomb and fiance, Jason Walski, Daniel and Christopher Fedak, Robert Griffiths and his companion, Christy, Jennifer and Anthony Griffiths and his companion, Brittany, Melissa Fedak and her fiance, Geoff Rice, and Thomas Fedak; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Bailey Smallcomb, Elayna Elaysed, Brennan and Alexa Rice, Victoria and Elizabeth Walski; brothers, Carl Fedak and his wife, Mary, Virginia; and Paul Fedak and his wife, Mary, Nanticoke; and sister, Anna Watchilla and her husband, Joseph, Camp Hill.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley.
A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:15 a.m. until the time of the funeral Monday.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. C and the entire staff of Golden Living Center − Summit, Wilkes-Barre, and Hospice of the Sacred Heart, for all their kindness and compassion extended to Michael in his time of need.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the
, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort, PA 18704; or to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.