Andrew J. Chacko, 81, of Dallas, died Thursday, August 1, 2013, at his residence.
Born in West Wyoming, a son of the late Andrew J. and Mary Sabol Chacko, he was a graduate of West Wyoming High School and Wilkes College.
Andrew was a traffic manager with Nelson Manufacturing, Wyoming, before his retirement. Andrew was a combat disabled veteran of the Korean War
in the U.S. Air Force
. He was a member of the Korean War Vets and Daddow Isaacs Post 672 American Legion, Dallas, the Disabled American Vets of Kingston and Mosquito Association of Korea.
Andrew was also a member of the United Spinal Association, Yonkers, N.Y., and a fourth degree knight with the Knights of Columbus, Luzerne.
He was also a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas.
Surviving are a son, Andrew J. and his wife, Denise Chacko, Mountain Top; daughter, Linda and her husband, Gary Royer Sr., Harveys Lake; brother, Edward Chacko, West Wyoming; sister, Dorothy Michael, Swoyersville; grandchildren, Gary Royer Jr., Christina Royer-Scheible, Andrew Chacko, Montana Chacko; and great-grandson, Samuel Scheible.
Andrew's family thanks Hospice of the Scared Heart and all of Andrew's caregivers for their love, support and care.
Funeral will be 9 a.m. Monday at Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Military honors will be held at the cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Daddow Isaacs Post 672 American Legion will conduct a service at 6:30 p.m., and Korean War Vets Association of Wyoming Valley will conduct a service at 7 p.m.
Donations in Andrew's memory may be made to Scared Heart Hospice, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.