Michael Fedorchak, age 89, well known Lopez resident passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at the Gate House in Williamsport, Pa. with his loving family at his side after a brief illness.
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Mike was born in Lopez, Pa. on Oct. 2, 1922 a son of the late Steve and Melania Moskva Fedorchak. Mike entered the Army in 1940 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He was the last Pearl Harbor survivor in Sullivan County. He continued to serve in the Pacific until he was discharged in 1945.
After the war, Mike returned home and married the former Alice Kososki of Mildred, Pa., on Feb. 8, 1947. Mike worked on construction for most of his life for Welliver Construction and George Mingus, including large projects like the Sullivan County High School, Guthrie Clinic in Sayre and the power plant in Washingtonville, Pa.
In retirement, Mike enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially walking. Mike was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul's Byzantine Catholic Church in Lopez, Pa.
Surviving are his spouse, Alice, at home; two daughters, Carole (David) Underwood of Melbourne, Fla. andMichaeline Mowery of Montoursville, Pa.; five grandchildren: Melanie Weser, Nicholas Fedorchak, Tommy Van Dyke, Kari Spinosa and Christopher Mowery; four great-grandchildren, Madlyn Weser, Lydia Spinosa, Lizabeth Spinosa and Armon Spinosa; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Philip and his wife Mi Yun Lee, who were killed in an earthquake in Turkey on August 16, 1999.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick, officiating.
Friends may call o from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.
Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 6 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daily Review on Feb. 24, 2012