Leonard J. (Jake) Golab, 70, of Nanticoke passed away early Sunday morning, March 24, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born on June 23, 1942, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Joseph and Helen Coach Golab. He was a life-long resident of Nanticoke, living at Hill Street and Coal Street for most of his life. He was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, Class of 1960, and served with the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965. He was stationed in Greenland and attained the rank of Airman First Class.
Prior to retiring in 2006, he was employed as a corrections officer at State Correctional Institute, Dallas, for 20 years. Earlier in life he had been employed at Schott Optical and Culp Brothers Plastering.
Jake was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke, and Holy Trinity Church prior to the consolidation; had been an active fireman and member of the Lape Hose Company # 2 of the Nanticoke Fire Department for many years and also served with the Ambulance Association; a member of American Legion Post # 350 and the former VFW Post # 290, Nanticoke; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie # 834 and the 400 Club, Nanticoke; and the Quality Hill Playground Association where he was very active in its maintenance over the years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Ragan, on Nov. 28, 2006.
He is survived his brother, Joseph Golab of Yuma, Ariz.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James R. Nash, his pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown section of Newport Township.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2013