Francis E. (Frank) Buczynski

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Francis (Frank) E. Buczynski of Wilkes-Barre Township passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at his home.

Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Frances Piwowarczyk Buczynski.

Frank was a 1942 graduate of Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, and served as a sergeant in Company F, 66th Infantry Division, in the American Theater during World War II.

He was employed by Tom Brown Shoes and later Triangle Shoe, Wilkes-Barre, for many years before becoming a traveling shoe salesman and district manager for GENESCO Shoe Co., Nashville, Tenn. He then worked at the Tobyhanna Army Depot for eight years before retiring in 1988.

He was a member of the former St. Joseph's Church, Wilkes-Barre Township, and now Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre.

Frank enjoyed Pocono Downs horse racing and would meet daily for coffee with friends while walking at the mall. He loved traveling with his family and was a member of the Plains Senior Citizens.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Leo Buczynski, and sisters, Stella Buczynski, Bertha McGlynn and Lottie Czaja.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Waslowski, with whom he would have been married 66 years on June 19; daughters, Linda Buczynski, New Jersey; Mary Frances Buczynski, Wilkes-Barre Township; and Joanne Buczynski, Mountain Top; son, Gary Buczynski and his wife, Molly, Mountain Top; grandchildren, Gary and Allison Buczynski; sister, Genevieve Buczynski, Wilkes-Barre; and brothers, Joseph Buczynski and his wife, Regina, Wilkes-Barre; Stanley Buckley and his wife, Mary, Wilkes-Barre; and Bernard Buczynski and his wife, Carol, Laurel, Md.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.

Interment with military honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The family would like to thank Dr. Edward Carey, Dr. Michael Harostock and Dr. Udoshi Rupp, and the nurses at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Cardiac Unit for their care of Frank.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on June 5, 2014
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