Harry H. Muench, 88, of Nanticoke passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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Born on May 16, 1925, in Queens, N.Y., he was a son of the late Henry and Annie Hamilton Muench. He resided in Nanticoke since 1970 and previously lived in Laceyville, Pa., for 10 years and earlier in Long Island, N.Y.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II as a signalman on a mine sweeper.
Mr. Muench had been employed by Servicemaster Professional Cleaning Co. for many years as Regional Manager for the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. In 1968 he purchased the Oscar Smith Company, Wilkes-Barre, owning and operating the business with his sons. He retired in 1995.
Harry attended Nebo Baptist Church, Nanticoke, and was a member of the American Legion Post in Black Walnut, near Laceyville. He loved Jazz music and was a member of the Wyoming Valley Jazz Association, was an avid sports fan, especially high school sports, particularly wrestling, and following his grandchildren's sports activities.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lydia.
Surviving is his wife, the former Sybil Nelms; sons, Bill Muench and his wife, Judith, Laceyville; John Muench, Nanticoke; and Cliff Muench and his wife, Deborah, Nanticoke; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; a daughter, Aime Fink and her husband, Dr. Francis Allen Fink, Washington state; and a brother, William Muench and his wife, Lucille, Rochester, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with Pastor Timothy G. Hall, of Nebo Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 E Broad St Nanticoke, PA 18634
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 29, 2014