Michael D. Spak

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Michael D. Spak, 92, of Plains Township fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday morning, Sept. 12, 2010, in the Inpatient Unit of Hospice of the VNA at Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre. His wife of 67 years was the late Jennie F. Kalinowski Spak.

Born Aug. 7, 1918, in Palmerton, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary Parada Spak.

He was a graduate of Plains Township Memorial High School, Class of 1936.

Michael was a coal miner who worked in the local collieries of the Wyoming Valley. He was also a truck driver for the local markets in South Wilkes-Barre. He was the owner and proprietor of Spak's Market, Plains Township.

He was a faithful member of St. Mary's Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church, Kingston. He was a life member of the Teamsters Union, Local 401.

In addition to his wife, Jennie, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Robert Spak; his sisters, Mary Spak and Helen Obarowski; and his brothers, George and Daniel Spak.

Surviving are his daughters, Dolores Baloga and her husband, Cyril, Wilkes-Barre; Carol Frankovich and her husband, Ray, Plains Township; and Bernadine Spak, at home; his son, Daniel Spak and his wife, Carol, Pocono Farms; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sisters, Margaret Craig and Rose Salinski; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in St. Mary's Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church, Kingston with his pastor, the Rev. Mykhaylo Prodanets, as celebrant of the Divine Liturgy and Requiem Service. Interment followed in Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Plains Township.

Arrangements were entrusted to Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, Plains Township.
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Plains, PA 18705
(570) 823-0695
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Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2010
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