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November 7, 2008
George A. Bareika, 83, formerly of Frackville, went to be with the Lord on Friday at his residence in Hondo, Texas.
Born in Frackville, Nov. 3, 1925, he was a son of the late Anthony and Sophia Digruis Bareika.
George was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy.
He was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Frackville Area Senior Citizens, Knights of Columbus, Father James A. Hogan Council 2580, all of Frackville, and Schuylkill Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus 0923.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helene Walukiewicz Bareika, in 1991; sisters, Helen Bareika, Florence Bareika and Stella Ryder; and brothers, Albert and John Bareika.
George is survived by daughters, Dolores Rickert and her husband, Bruce, Hondo, Elaine Blackwell and her husband, Raymond, Longview, Texas, and Christine Barge and her husband, Ed, Fairborn, Ohio; granddaughters, Bethany Blackwell and Nicole Blackwell; a sister, Anna Brennan, Frackville; a brother, Leonard Bareika, Ocala, Fla.
Funeral services will be private. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. John's Cemetery No. 2, Hamburg. To sign the guest book, send condolences and for further information, visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com. Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 11, 2008