Michael J. McGlynn

Michael J. McGlynn, 66, of Provincial Tower, Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Hospice Community Care.

Born Nov. 22, 1946, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Jerome D. and Helen Arms McGlynn.

A graduate of Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Mike attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied languages at Wilkes University, where he earned his baccalaureate degree.

Mike taught Latin, French and Spanish in Catholic high schools of the Diocese of Scranton before setting his sights on journalism. In the early 1980s he joined the staff of The Citizens' Voice as a reporter. Mike later became a wire editor and wrote his own column for the newspaper for many years before retiring.

He was a member of the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima and communicant at the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

An infant sister, Helen, preceded him in death.

He will be greatly missed by his son, Colin Michael McGlynn, Daytona, Fla.; sister, Mary O'Karma Kovalchik and her husband, Mark A. Kovalchik, Shavertown; nephew, James G. O'Karma Jr., Philadelphia; niece, Megan O'Karma, Philadelphia; a great-niece and great-nephew; cousin, Jill Avila, Jupiter, Fla.; other family and friends.

A celebration of Michael's life will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, from McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

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

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.

Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Michael's family at www.celebratehislife.com.

Funeral Home

McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service
142 South Washington Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 823-4567

Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 23, 2013