FREDERICK MICHAEL MUNKA Frederick Michael Munka, 82, died Monday, January 27, 2014. He was born in Akron, Ohio on April 8, 1931. One of seven children of deceased Michael and Katherine Munka. He served his country in the Korean War from 1951-1954 and was honorably discharged as a Sgt. 1st Class. He attended The University of Akron and began his career at Babcock & Wilcox. In 1981 he retired as a Shop Operations Manager in Wilmington, NC. His favorite past times were coaching little league baseball with his sons and refurbishing MGB cars. He became an avid golfer after his retirement devoting many many days on the golf courses of the world. He will miss his Echo Farms golfing buddies. He was preceded in death by his four brothers Charles, John, William, and Joseph. He is survived by his sisters Katherine Bryson and Mary Jane McCorkle and her husband Dan, sister in-laws Anna Marie Munka and Pat Munka. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Doris of 57 years and their five children and spouses; Michael (Jenny) of South Carolina, Patricia (Chuck) of Colorado, William (Glenda) of Mississippi, Janet of New York, and Jane (Bill) of North Carolina. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren Cathy (Jon) of Texas, Matt of South Carolina, Angie (TJ) of Nevada, Brad (Katie) of California, Scott of Colorado, Lisa of Colorado, Brian of North Carolina, Conrad of New York and three great grandchildren Logan, Tyler, and Holden. Services will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on 6650 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC, at 10:00 am, Monday, February 3, 2014. Visitation will be at 9:00 am at the Church before the Mass. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Wilmington, NC. The family would like to thank Dr. James Snyder, his nurse Tami, Dr. Henry Patel, PA Rebecca, the CCU nurses at New Hanover Hospital, and the team at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their loving care of their husband/father.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Feb. 2, 2014