Michael Pritiskutch

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June 29, 2014

Michael Pritiskutch, 82, of Forestville, passed away peacefully Sunday at Schuyl-kill Medical Center-South Jackson Street.

Born in Forestville, Sept. 22, 1931, he was a son of the late Metro and Elizabeth Demcher Pritiskutch.

Michael was a member of St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Minersville.

A 1949 graduate of Cass Township High School, he was employed as a machinist before retiring.

He served in the Army in the Korean War.

Michael was a member of Forestville Fire Company, American Legion Post 544 and Pine Grove VFW.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Brennan Pritiskutch, on Feb. 10, 2012; brothers, Nicholas, Peter, John and Wassel Pritiskutch, and sisters, Mary Demcher and Helen and Anne Pritiskutch.

Surviving are a daughter, Jane Pritiskutch; sons, John and Ronald Pritiskutch; brother, Joseph Pritiskutch; sister, Dorothy Sorokach; grandsons, Michael, Anthony and Kyle Pritiskutch, and great- granddaughter, Anna Grace.

A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville, with the Rev. Michael Danczak officiating. Friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday. There will be no calling hours Thursday. A funeral procession will assemble and depart from the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Thursday for interment with full military honors in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Michael's name to the American Diabetes Foundation, and will be accepted at the funeral home Wednesday during the visitation. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville, is entrusted with arrangements.

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Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home, Inc.
104 South 4th Street
Minersville, PA 17954
(570) 544-5111
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Published in Republican & Herald on July 1, 2014
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