Paul Cebrick, 88, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, March 11, 2014, in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.
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His loving wife is Mary Konopka Cebrick. Together, Paul and Mary celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Feb. 7, 2014.
Born July 18, 1925, in Swoyersville, Paul was the son of the late Wasil and Anastasia Hvaboska Cebrick.
A life resident of Swoyersville, Paul attended the former Swoyersville High School.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Paul honorably served his country during World War II. During his time of service, he was decorated with the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. Upon his honorable discharge on April 21, 1946, he attained the rank of boatswain's mate second class.
Prior to his retirement, Paul was employed for many years as a foreman by the Atlas Chain and Cable Co., West Pittston.
Paul was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Swoyersville. Additionally, Paul held membership with the American Legion, Andrew Lawrence Post 644, Swoyersville.
A true family man, Paul was happiest when he was surrounded by his loved ones. He awalys held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Though his presence will be deeply missed, he will forever be remembered as a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
In addition to his parents, Wasil and Anastasia Cebrick, Paul was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Charles, John, Michael and Stephen Cebrick, and his sisters, Christine Staskiewicz, Anna Stesney, Mary Sobeck and Rose Stankiewicz.
In addition to his wife, Mary, Paul is survived by his children, Barry Cebrick and his wife, Diane, Larksville; and Christine Konnick and her husband, Robert, Forty Fort; his grandchildren, Christopher Cebrick and his wife, Jennifer; Cassandra Cebrick and her fiance, Will Febish; and Craig Cebrick and his fiancee, Janel Suda; his great-grandchildren, Mason, Anthony, Matthew, Aiden and Addison; his brother, A. Henry Cebrick and his wife, Dolores, Swoyersville; his sister, Louise Stacy and her husband, Edward, Mountainside, N.J.; and several generations of nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by an Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 271 Tripp St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Gary Mensinger, his pastor, officiating.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, where military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Navy.
Family and Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Parastas services will be privately celebrated on Friday evening for the immediate family members.
For additional information, or to send the Cebrick Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul's memory to the
, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 13, 2014