George Preznuk

George Preznuk, 85, Moscow, died Thursday morning in the Commonwealth Hospice of Northeast Pennsylvania at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy Simpson Jankauskas, on 2004.

Born in Scranton and raised on Hill Street, Dunmore, he was the son of the late George and Stella Mohancik Preznuk. He was a graduate of Dunmore High School, class of 1945, and went on to serve in the Navy in the Asiatic-Pacific theater of operations during World War II. Before retirement, he worked on bridge construction for the Lane Construction Co. on both Pennsylvania and New York highway systems, and was superintendent of carpenters at the Charmin plant in Mehoopany. He also served as business agent of Carpenters Union Local 261. Additionally, he was a member of the American Legion in Moscow, the Keystone Consistory, and Hyde Park Lodge 339 F. & A.M.

He enjoyed making birdhouses as a pastime and was a member of the Elmhurst Presbyterian Church.

The family would like to thank his caregiver, Deborah Hodorovich, and Dr. Anees Fogley, for all of their devoted care.

Surviving are daughters, Paulette Pritchyk, Diane Dalbo, Mary Ann Stoppini, Nancy Reeves and Deborah Meyer; a sister, Dorothy Brown; a brother, Paul Preznuk; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Alice Preznuk.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory, on Sept. 18; and by an infant brother, Walter.

A private graveside service will be held in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst, by Pastor John Craig.

Arrangements by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., Dunmore.

To send the family an online condolence or for further information, visit www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com.

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 2, 2012