Richard J. Antolik Sr., 84, passed away peacefully Friday morning Oct. 5, 2012, at Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by his loved ones.
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His beloved wife was the late Eleanor Zionkowski Antolik, who passed away Dec. 8, 1989.
Born Feb. 7, 1928 in Nanticoke, Dick was the son of the late Elizabeth Dzuris Antolik and Andrew Antolik.
Dick graduated from Nanticoke High School and served in the U.S. Army before earning an apprenticeship as an operative plasterer and cement mason. He lived in Hanover Township throughout his adult life and worked for Culp Brothers and Local 150. He was an avid fisherman and looked forward to his annual fishing trip to Deer Horn Lodge in Canada since 1972. Dick was a member of the AMVETS Post 59 and American Legion Post 609.
In addition to his parents Elizabeth and Andrew Antolik, and his wife, Eleanor, Dick was preceded in death by sisters, Esther Antolik, Elizabeth Marietta; and brothers, George, Dan, and Robert Antolik.
Dick is survived by three children, Deborah C. Jones and husband, Frederick, Hanover Township; Denise Kokinchak and husband, John, Aurora, Ohio; and Richard J. Antolik Jr. and wife, Renee, Colorado Springs, Colo. He has five grandchildren, Kristen and Kelsey Jones, Alexandra and Jonathan Kokinchak and Taylor Antolik; and is also survived by three siblings, Andrew and John Antolik, Nanticoke; and by a sister, Ruth Ann Fassig, West Nanticoke. He also has several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectively invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, and will be conducted by the Rev. Debra A. North, pastor.
Friends and family are also invited to attend calling hours Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, family asks the donations be made to the AMVETS Post 59 and to Celtic Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Citizens' Voice from October 6 to October 7, 2012