George J. Fristic

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George J. Fristic, 64, a life resident of the North End section of the city, passed into eternal life early Monday morning, May 14, 2018, in the care of the Celtic Healtcare Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre following an illness.

Born May 21, 1953, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son to the late George and Anna Estock Fristic. Educated in the city schools, he was a member of the 1971 graduating class of James L. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Fristic furthered his education by attending business college with courses in accounting, and later attended Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus for courses in sociology.

Until his retirement, George was employed for 37 years in natural gas utilities as an inspector. He began his professional career in 1980 with the former Pennsylvania Gas and Water, later PG Energy, finally retiring in 2016 from UGI Penn Natural Gas.

Proud of his Slovak heritage, Mr. Fristic was very active with the North End Slovak Citizens Club, where he held the office of financial secretary for some 21 years. He was honored by the membership by being "Man of the Year" in 2004. He also held office as the secretary/treasurer for Local 406.

George is remembered as being a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle to his beloved family, who was also deeply devoted to his faith.

He was a member of the Parish of St. Andre Bessette, North End Wilkes-Barre, having been a devoted member to the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Slovak Roman Catholic Church prior to its closure and subsequent merger.

He and his wife, the former Irene Scorey, would have celebrated 40 years of married life together this Aug. 12.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Shirley Ann MacNeely, and by a nephew, Mr. Chris Waxmonsky.

Left to mourn his passing, besides his wife, Irene, at home, are the couple's children and their families, David Fristic and his wife, Cynthia, Shavertown, their daughter, Megan Majeski and her husband, Ted, along with their children, Teddy and Addi; George Fristic, North End Wilkes-Barre; Anna Victoria Jones, her fiancé, Max Derby, Sweet Valley, and their children, Madeline, Tyler and John; and Mary Kerestes and her husband, Stephen, Nanticoke, and their children, Alexis "Alexie," Amelia and Ryan; niece, Laura Waxmonsky, Miners Mills, and her sons, Jacob and James; and several co-workers and dear friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Fristic will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the North Wilkes-Barre location of John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 N. Main St., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Parish of St. Andre Bessette. The Rev. Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor, will serve as celebrant and homilist.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Cemetery of St. Andre Bessette Parish, Dorchester Drive, Dallas.

Relatives and friends may join the Fristic family for visitation and remembrances from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

To send George's wife, children and family words of comfort, a shared remembrance of him or for funeral information, please visit our family's website at
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John V. Morris Funeral Home
625 N. Main Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18705
(570) 823-2754
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Published in Citizens' Voice on May 15, 2018