COAL TOWNSHIP — Albert James Kolonick, 81, of 1404 W. Lynn St., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at home with his immediate family by his side.
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Albert was born June 30, 1933, in Shamokin, a son of the late Stephen and Kathryn (Bressi) Kolonick.
He attended Shamokin High School and later received his GED in the U.S. Army.
Albert served his country during the Korean War while serving in Germany, and earned the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and completed a course of instruction in the Regimental NCO Academy.
He was married June 6, 1957, in St. Edward Church, by the Rev. Lahout, to Gladys Herr, who survives.
Albert worked for the U.S. government for 35 years, first working 10 years at Middletown Air Force Base before being transferred to the Mechanicsburg Navy Base, where he worked for 25 years.
His hobbies included watching the Philadelphia Phillies on TV and attending or listening to Shamokin Area Indians football games. He also loved reading Guide Post in large print and going to Hoss's Steakhouse with his friends, King and Carol Kaseman.
In addition to his wife, Gladys, he is survived by a daughter, Terry Wilson and her husband, Douglas, of Baltimore; two granddaughters, Amy Wilson and Beth Wilson and her fiancee, Robert J. Roppelt, all of Baltimore; two brothers, Ronald and his wife, Nancy, and Raymond; a sister, Barbara and her husband, Bill; an aunt, Louise Staffi, of New York; an uncle, Bill Bressi, of Delaware; a sister-in-law, Cleo Herr, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published in The News Item on July 20, 2014