Charles Edward Klimas Jr., 65, of Tunkhannock, passed away Feb. 22, 2013, at Regional Hospital Hospice Care in Scranton after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Crandall Klimas.
Ed was born on July 26, 1947, in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late Charles and Emma Craig Klimas Sr. He graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1965.
He was employed with Milnes Construction Co., Roy Piper Construction and most recently Herron Lumber. He, along with his wife, were also proprietors of Jud's Restaurant in Tunkhannock from 1979 to 1986. He was a member of Triton Hose Co. No. 1, Tunkhannock.
Ed and Nancy celebrated their 33rd anniversary on June 9, 2012. Together they had two daughters, Stephanie, married to Devin Learn of Lititz, and Jessica Klimas, engaged to Beth Kaskel of Andover, N.J. He is also survived by his precious grand-daughter Olivia Klimas Learn.
All of his girls were the "love of his life." He was a loving and devoted husband and father. His family meant the world to him. Ed was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching all sports.
Also surviving are his sisters: Laura, Karen (Larry) Russell and Gail (David) Kintner of Tunkhannock; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday morning, Feb. 25, from Tunkhannock United Methodist Church with Pastor Peter F. Geschwinder officiating. Interment in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
Sunday afternoon calling hours were at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc. 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
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