Michael R. Kurilla, 59, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, July 25, 2013, at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
His loving wife is Kathy Kocher Kurilla. Together, Michael and Kathy shared 35 beautiful years of marriage.
Born May 12, 1954, in Kingston, Michael was the son of the late John and Julia Hetro Kurilla.
Michael was a graduate of the former Central Catholic High School, Kingston, Class of 1972. Following high school, Michael furthered his education at King's College, Wilkes-Barre, where he acquired his bachelor's degree.
Michael was employed by Pulverman, Dallas, as their quality assurance manager. In his earlier years, Michael was employed for 21 years by Muskin Leisure Products, Wilkes-Barre. Additionally, he was previously employed for some time by Flextronics, formerly of Kingston.
Michael was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish, Swoyersville.
Family was the center of Michael's life and he treasured every moment he had with his loved ones. His presence will be deeply missed, but his spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, John and Julia Kurilla, Michael was preceded in death by his brothers, Andrew, John, Joseph and Frank Kurilla, and his sister, Mary Nardone.
In addition to his wife, Kathy, Michael is survived by his daughters, Kristi Skovronski and her husband, John, Wyoming; Susan Kurilla, Swoyersville; and Jessica Kurilla, Philadelphia; his mother-in-law, Hildegard Kocher, Shavertown; his brother-in-law, Sam Nardone, Old Boston; his sister-in-law, Rita Kurilla, Exeter; his numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Charlie.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Mass, which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his pastor, officiating.
Those attending the funeral service are kindly asked to assemble directly at the church on Tuesday morning, as there will be no procession from the funeral home to the church.
Interment will privately follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.
For additional information, or to send the Kurilla family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael's memory to the
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.