Frank S. Kiewlak

Frank S. Kiewlak, 90, of Wanamie section of Newport Township, entered into eternal rest on Thursday at Commonwealth Hospice In-patient Unit, St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.

Born on Aug. 3, 1923, in Glen Lyon, he was a son of the late Stanley and Bronislawa Smokowski Kiewlak. He graduated from the former Newport Township High School, class of 1941. Frank served his country during World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps., MAG 25 (Marine Air Group) in the Southwest Pacific. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 10, 1945, and attained the rank of sergeant.

Frank was a small business proprietor who, with his late wife, Julia, owned and operated Frank's T.V. Repair, servicing the Wyoming Valley for 30 years.

He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke, and previously a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church for 55 years prior to its closing. He also was a member of Lt. Chester F. Strzalka Post 8353, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Glen Lyon. Frank enjoyed fishing, baseball and basketball and in younger years frequently attended Nanticoke area school sports events.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Julia Mishnak, who passed away on July 30. He and Julia would have shared 69 years of marriage on Aug. 3. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bruno; sisters, Stacia Kiewlak, Lottie LaManna, Helen Brezna and Josephine Czarnomski; and daughter-in-law, Joyce Kiewlak.

Surviving are his son, Thomas, Nanticoke; his daughter and caregiver, Carol, with whom he resided in Wanamie; step-grandsons, Jordan Sager and his wife, Angela, and Jeffrey Sager; a brother, Chester Kiewlak and his wife, Theresa, Nanticoke; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Blessing Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James R. Nash, his pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Glen Lyon, with the U.S. Marine Corps. according full military honors.

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

If desired, donations in Frank's name may be made to the St. Faustina Food Pantry, c/o St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, PA 18634.

Funeral Home

Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 E Broad St Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 735-5370

Published in Times Leader on Aug. 18, 2013