Amdrew J. Krysicki

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Andrew J. Krysicki, 72, of Penn Lake and Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Sunday at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 1, 1940, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Guzik Krysicki. Andrew was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1959, and he served with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years as corrections officer at the State Correctional Institute at Dallas. He was a member of St. Andrew's Parish in Wilkes-Barre. Andy loved fishing and especially the tournaments at Meadow Run Lake. Most of all, he loved feeding his fish at Penn Lake.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary E. Cronauer Krysicki; son, Andrew J. Krysicki Jr., and his wife, Debra, Penn Lake; daughter, Lisa M. Skibinski, Wilkes-Barre, and her fiancé, Brian Bly; grandchildren, A.J. Krysicki, Toni Marie Skibinski and Timothy Wielgopolski; sisters, Ann Marie Donnora and her husband, Raymond, Forty Fort; Catherine Shonk and her husband, Richard, Marlborough, Conn.; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Andrew's Parish, 316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Andrew's obituary at

Arrangements are by the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
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Published in Times Leader on July 16, 2013