Wesley J. Egleberger

Wesley J. Egleberger, of North Welles Avenue, Kingston, passed away peacefully Friday in Commonwealth Hospice of Wilkes-Barre, 80 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 2, 1929, he was the son of the late Wesley and Nellie Neifert Egleberger. He attended local grade schools and was a graduate of GAR High School, class of 1947. Wesley was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served aboard the USS Douglas H. Fox (DD779) , the USS Harry F. Rauer (DM26) and the USS Dayton (CL105) with the Atlantic Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. He was awarded the Navy Occupation Service Medal with European Clasp.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed more than 37 years by the Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania as an engineer supervisor. Wesley was a member of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Kingston, and belonged to the Holy Name Society. He also was a member of the Kingston Lions.

Wesley enjoyed his family, outdoor activity, music and reading.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Isabelle Milchik and Vivian Avery.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Louise C. Carroll; daughters, Elaine Olshefski and her husband, Thomas, Larksville; Diane Ratowski and her husband, James, Shavertown; son, David and his wife, Terese, Downingtown; grandchildren, Andrew Olshefski, Jill and Jamie Ratowski, Matthew and Joshua Egleberger; and nieces and nephews.

The family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by Commonwealth Hospice of Wilkes-Barre.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Wesley will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, North Maple Avenue, Kingston. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Mausoleum, Hanover Township. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 9 a.m. until time of the Mass. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the .Arrangements are by the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.

Published in Times Leader from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2013