Michael Pongracz, 37, of Lake Ariel, died Tuesday in Regional Hospital of Scranton.
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Born in Allentown, son of Michael Pongracz, New York; and Lois Gustock Pongracz, Lake Ariel; he was educated in Valley View schools and a was a graduate of Valley View High School. An Army veteran, before his illness he was employed as a tree climber.
Michael enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors. His greatest joy came from spending time with his children and family. He will be deeply missed.
Also surviving are a daughter, Riley Pongracz; a son, Michael Pongracz Jr.; a sister, Michelle Pongracz, Gouldsboro; a brother, Brian Pongracz, Lake Ariel; his companion, Sara Fitzgerald; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Spring Brook Congregational Church, 209 Beech Road, Spring Brook Twp., with services by the Rev. Doug Littleton, pastor. Interment, private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., Scranton.
Published in Scranton Times on June 23, 2012