Charles Edward Klimas Jr.

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Feb. 22, 2013

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 in Wilkes-Barre on July 26, 1947, a 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 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, Lititz, and Jessica Klimas, engaged to Beth Kaskel, Andover, N.J. He is also survived by his precious granddaughter, 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, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peter F. Geschwinder officiating. Interment will be held in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends and family may call at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

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Published in Times Leader on Feb. 23, 2013