MOUNT CARMEL — Boris Maksymuk, 81, of 109 N. Hickory St., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
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Born in Ashland State Hospital Dec. 15, 1931, he was a son of the late Peter and Sophie (Guntaruk) Maksymuk.
He was a 1949 graduate of Con-Cen High School.
Boris was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He served from 1952 to 1954 with the 31st Infantry Regiment as a heavy weapons specialist. He received the National Defense Medal, UN Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Korean Service Medal with a bronze star.
He retired in 1998 from Hershey Foods where he was employed as a mechanical designer.
He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Centralia, Centralia American Legion Post 608, a life member of the Mount Carmel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2110 and the Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus Council 628.
Boris is survived by a sister, Mary Tracey, of Woodbury, N.J., and a brother, Allen Maksymuk and wife, Linda, of Navarre, Fla.
MAKSYMUK — Boris Maksymuk, 81, of 109 N. Hickory St., Mount Carmel. A Divine Liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Centralia with the Very Rev. Arch Priest Michael Hutsko officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. A viewing will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Monday in the Joseph J. Stutz Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St. Mount Carmel, where Joseph J. Stutz III is supervisor.
Published in News Item on Jan. 25, 2013