Charles Edward Klimas Jr., 65, of Tunkhannock, passed away Feb. 22, 2013 at Regional Hospital Hospice Care in Scranton, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Crandall Klimas.
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Ed was born on July 26, 1947, in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late Charles and Emma Craig Klimas Sr. He graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1965. He was employed with Milnes Construction Co., Roy Piper Construction, and most recently, Herron Lumber. He along with his wife were also proprietors of Jud's Restaurant in Tunkhannock from 1979 to 1986. He was a member of Triton Hose Co. 1, Tunkhannock.
Ed and Nancy celebrated their 33rd anniversary on June 9, 2012. Together they had two daughters, Stephanie, married to Devin Learn, Lititz; and Jessica Klimas, engaged to Beth Kaskel, Andover, N.J. He is also survived by his precious granddaughter, Olivia Klimas Learn. All of his girls were the "love of his life." He was a loving and devoted husband and father. His family meant the world to him. Ed was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching all sports.
Also surviving are his sisters, Laura, Karen (Larry) Russell and Gail (David) Kintner of Tunkhannock; sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. from the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church with Pastor Peter F. Geschwinder, officiating. Interment will be held in Sunnyside Cemetery Tunkhannock.
Friends and family may call at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to a donor of the donor's choice.
For directions and on line condolences, please visit www.sheldonkukuchkafu neralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 23, 2013