Joseph A. Greskiewicz

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Joseph A. Greskiewicz, 90, of Wilkes-Barre and formerly of Plains Township, passed away Sunday afternoon in the hospice unit at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in West Wyoming, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Silkowski) Grzeszkiewicz.

Joe was a graduate of West Wyoming High School and was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater with the 764th Bomb Squadron, attaining the rank of sergeant.

After World War II, he was employed as a coal miner in area mines, as a salesman and also worked for the Stegmaier and Gibbons breweries of Wilkes-Barre.

He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Mary's Maternity Church, Wilkes-Barre. Joe was a man of great faith and the great treasure he had next to his family was his Bible that he read every day.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, the former Eva Yankowski, on April 1, 2005; sister, Cecilia; and brothers, Frank, Stanley, Bolster and Andrew.

Surviving are his daughter, Janet Kruzlik, and her husband, Joseph, Hanover Township; son, Martin Greskiewicz, and his wife, Susan, Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, Neil and John Greskiewicz; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with at Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Mary's Maternity Church, 40 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Published in Times Leader on Apr. 24, 2013
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