Thomas Bolacker

Thomas (Tom) P. Bolacker, 83, of Hudson section of Plains Township, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in the Hudson, he was a son to the late Walter (Bill) and Martha Kubicki Bolacker. He attended St. Joseph School and the Plains Memorial High School.

In 1955, he married the former Helen Raykovitz. Together they moved to Connecticut, where Tom was employed in the wire and cable industry. He was a wire and cable operator at General Electric, Bridgeport, Conn., for 25 years.

After returning to the Wyoming Valley, Tom was a member of the former St. Joseph Church, Hudson, and a current member of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Plains Township.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Bolacker.

Surviving are his wife Helen, at home; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Mr. Bolacker will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Joseph Kearney.

Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to the time of service on Wednesday.

Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses who took care of Tom throughout his illness.

Condolences to the family and directions to the service may be accessed at

Funeral Home

Yanaitis Funeral Home
55 Stark St Plains, PA 18705
(570) 822-2416

Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 11, 2014