Michael Duda

Michael Duda, 91, formerly of Kingston, died Monday, July 1, 2013, in Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

He was born in Larksville, son of the late John and Mary Morris Duda. He was a graduate of Larksville High School and attended Wilkes Business College.

He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946.

Mike was the owner and founder of Glen Carbonic Gas Co. of Larksville with his brother, Jack, and his brother-in-law, Frank Estock, as well as a partner in Glen Bottling Co. with his brother, Jack.

He was a 50-year member of the Independent Fire Co. 1, Kingston; and a life member of the Six County Firemen's Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1425, Plymouth. He was also a life member of the Plymouth Rotary Club, and a recipient of the Paul Harris Award. Mr. Duda was a former member of the Fox Hill Country Club.

He was a member of the former St. Hedwig's Church, and currently of St. Ignatius Church.

The family would like to thank Medical Oncology Associates, Drs. Greenwald, Rittenberg and Mitchell, and Hospice Community Care for their care of Mike during his illness.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen Rex, and sister, Elizabeth Estock.

Mike is survived by his son, Michael Duda and his wife, Barbara, Mountain Top; daughter, Dorriann Jolley, Dallas; grandchildren, Robyn Duda Vlock, Lee Duda, Luke Jolley and Annalisa Jolley; brother, John Duda, Larksville; nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 9 a.m. Saturday from Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerby Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Independent Fire Company No. 1 will meet at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704, or Plymouth Rotary Kids @ Kristmas, c/o Buddy O'Malia, 133 Greenwave Blvd., Larksville, PA 18704.

Funeral Home

A J Kopicki Funeral Home
263 Zerbey Ave Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 287-3398

Published in Citizens' Voice from July 2 to July 4, 2013