Eugene S. (Geno) Haydock, 83, of West Ridge Street, Nanticoke, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home.
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A life-long resident of Nanticoke, he was born on Jan. 26, 1929, a son of the late Michael and Victoria Butz Haydock.
Mr. Haydock enjoyed a long career with Acme Markets, Nanticoke, retiring as produce manager after 46 years of service. Following his retirement from Acme, he was employed by Lucas Farms, Hanover Township, for several years.
He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke, and formerly Holy Trinity Church prior to the consolidation where he was a member of its Holy Name Society and served as an usher for many years; a member of A.K. Mowery Hose Company of the Nanticoke Fire Department and had been a member of the Knights of Columbus in earlier years.
Geno will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. His grandsons, Nicholas and Brandon, were his pride and joy and a huge part of his life. He rarely missed a sporting event or activity they were involved in.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Albin and Edward Haydock, and a sister, Geraldine Gensel.
Surviving is his wife, the former Helen Mieczkowski, with whom he celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 16; a daughter, Debbie Murtha and her husband, David, Nanticoke; grandsons, Nicholas and Brandon Murtha; a sister, Carol Weaver, Berwick; and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish/Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Raymond Deviney as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown, Newport Township.
Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 10, 2012