Charles J. Krzan Sr., 99, of Dunmore, died Wednesday evening in VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen T. Puhalla, on Oct. 8, 2011.
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Born in Blakely, son of the late Joseph and Mary Wajnarvwska Krzan and stepson of the late Mary Skiba Krzan, he was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore and its Holy Name Society, and served as a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II in the European Theatre of Operations. Before retirement, he was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot. He served as president of the All Saints Slovak Cemetery Association in Hollisterville for many years, having dedicated many hours of service. He also served as cubmaster to Pack 99 in Dunmore.
He was a true "Mr. Fix It," who could repair anything for anybody and did so for many people. He considered fixing lawn mowers an enjoyable hobby. Charles was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are sons, Charles Jr. and wife, Carol, Ottawa, Ill.; and Bernard and wife, Catherine, Jessup; grandchildren, Charles III and wife, Ashley, Morristown, N.J.; Christopher, Ottawa, Ill.; Mark, Jessup; and Emily, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Katherine Nadasky, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by sisters, Anna Britz, Helen Kardel and Bertha Szczepanek; and brothers, Adam, John, Anthony, Frank and Jacob Krzan.
The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment with military honors will follow at the All Saints Slovak Cemetery, Hollisterville.
Friends may call today 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Slovak Cemetery Association, c/o 206 Andrew St., Dunmore, PA 18512.
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Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times on July 11, 2014