Edward Mizenko, 88, of Swoyersville passed on to eternal rest Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. He spent his final days at the Hospice Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.
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Born Dec. 21, 1922, he was the son of the late John and Catherine Mizenko. He was a 1940 graduate of the former Swoyersville High School.
He entered the Marine Corps after graduation and fought in World War II.
Upon arrival home from the war, he married the former Margaret Sumpolec. They were married 61 years before her death in 2005.
Prior to his retirement, he worked for American Chain and Cable, United Pants Factory and most recently Bon-Ton Department Stores.
Edward was an avid bowler, using his talents around many alleys in the valley. He was also an avid golfer, belonging to Lehman Golf Club. Edward's proudest moments were when his three sons were either bowling or golfing with him, or taking bus trips with his wife.
He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 283, Kingston. Edward was an active member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Kingston, even belonging to its choir.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Richard; grandchildren, Rickie Ann, Kelly Ann and Christopher Thomas; and sister, Marie Mizenko-Evans.
He is survived by his children, Edward, at home; and Gerald and his wife, Susan, Hanover Township; daughter-in-law, Gloria Galanda-Mizenko, Swoyersville; brother, John, Wyoming; sisters, Dolores, Nutley, N.J.; and Paula, Olympia, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church.
Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Edwardsville.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Parastas will be at 7 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston, PA 18704, or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosencrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 6, 2011