Eugene B. Kania, Sr., 83, of Nanticoke, died Saturday in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Eugene was born Aug. 2, 1929 in Nanticoke, a son of the late Anthony and Katherine (Sharpe) Kania.
After serving in Germany with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict
, Eugene returned to Nanticoke where he was a carpet installer in his younger years. For the last 14 years of his working career he was co-owner and operator of Kania's Deli.
Eugene was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Church, currently, St. Faustina Kowalska Catholic Parish. Also, he was a member of the former Polish Falcons as well as the American Legion.
Eugene's death severs a marital bond of 58 years. On Feb. 19, 1955 he married Geraldine Kulikowski, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Eugene B. Kania, Jr. and his wife, Erin, of Hazleton; a sister Charlotte Chickson and a brother Narcy Kania, both of Nanticoke.
He was preceded in death by a two brothers Anthony Kania and Raymond Kania.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish / Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James R. Nash as celebrant.
Interment with military honors will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.