George J. Egreczky, 93, a lifelong resident of South Scranton and Chapman Lake, passed away peacefully Saturday morning in Commonwealth Hospice Inpatient unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. His wife and best friend, the former Helen Lisowski, passed away July 11, 2013. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 14, 2013.
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He was born Feb. 20, 1921, the son of the late Albert and Mary Novak Egreczky. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish, and prior to its closing, a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. He attended Scranton public schools and graduated from Central High School and Lackawanna College. A veteran of World War II, he served with the 5th Air Force from Australia to Tokyo. He was a former treasurer of PPL Retirees Club, a member of the South Scranton Willow Indians Club, the SS After 50 Club, the Altar Rosary Society and American Legion Post 0948. He was employed as a salesman by the former C.B. Scott Co. and later by PPL in the marketing department until his retirement in 1986.
He enjoyed spending summers with his family at Chapman Lake, Broadway Theater shows and playing pinochle with his granddaughter, Sarah. He was her mentor and adviser on both simple and difficult life issues. They had a strong, loving bond that will continue forever as he watches over her from heaven.
Surviving are a son, George E. Egreczky and wife, Kathryn, Elmhurst; a granddaughter, Sarah Egreczky, Elmhurst; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Lisowski and Theresa Lisowski; a brother-in-law, Ronald Lisowski and wife, Mary Ann; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Albert Lisowski.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, with Mass at 9:30 in Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St., Scranton. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Covington Twp.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 10, 2014
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