Frederick J. Kruzlik, 63, a resident of Hanover Township, passed away late Saturday evening, Sept. 28, 2013, at his home.
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His loving wife is Stasia A. Orloski Kruzlik. Together, Fred and Stasia shared 37 wonderful years of marriage.
Born April 16, 1950, in Wilkes-Barre, Fred was the son of the late Stephen and Anna Suhanick Kruzlik.
Fred was a graduate of the former Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1968.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, Fred honorably served his country during the Vietnam era. During his time of service, Fred was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal. On Nov. 2, 1970, Fred received his honorable discharge from the Air Force.
Prior to his retirement, Fred was employed for 34 years as a forklift operator by CertainTeed, Mountain Top.
Fred was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Sugar Notch.
A man of many enjoyments, Fred especially enjoyed cooking for his family and gardening around his home. He was also an avid fisherman and a great fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Fred's greatest love in life was for his family. His grandchildren were light of his life and he cherished the time he had with them. Fred will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His presence will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Stasia, Fred is survived by his children, Fred Kruzlik and his companion, Laurie Zavaskas, Shickshinny; and Donna Kruzlik and her companion, Josh Laughman, Ashley; his grandchildren, Justin, Hayden and Jessica; his brother, Tom Kruzlik and his wife, Lois, Forty Fort; his sister, Patricia Olex, Kingston; numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday from Joseph L. Wroblewski Funeral Home, 56 Ashley St., Ashley, followed by a Blessing service to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Mary's Cemetery, South Main Street, Hanover Township, with the Rev. Joseph R. Kakareka, pastor of Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch, officiating.
Interment will follow the funeral service in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Fred's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
56 Ashley St
Ashley, PA 18706
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 1, 2013