George Kraynak, 86, of West Wyoming, passed away peacefully Friday evening in the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre surrounded by his family.
Born in Swoyersville, he was the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Sholtis Kraynak. Mr. Kraynak was employed in the Westmoreland Coal Mines, as a Teamster for Interstate Brands, for Bechtel at the PP&L power plant in Berwick, as assistant police chief for the borough of West Wyoming, and prior to his retirement, as a custodian for the Wyoming Area School District. He was a member of the Parish of St. Monica, Wyoming-West Wyoming Senior Citizens, Teamsters Union Local No. 401 and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Preceding him in death were his wife, the former Dorothy Yurcho; brothers, Stephen, Gary, Michael, John and Joseph Kraynak; and sister, Mary Hromek.
Surviving are daughters, Elaine Hudak and her husband Joe, of Dallas, and Carol Buffington, West Wyoming; grandsons, Joseph Hudak, Nashville, Tenn., and Jason Hudak, Dallas; brother Thomas Kraynak, Harding; sisters, Betty Leptuck, of Swoyersville, and Irene Brezinski, Scranton; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church of the Parish of St. Monica, West Wyoming. Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home
504 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 21, 2013