Charles G. Lacina, 91, of Swoyersville, passed away Friday, at Hospice Community Care of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
His beloved wife was the late Mary T. Lacina, who passed away May 27, 2013. Together the couple shared 66 years of marriage.
Born in Swoyersville on Dec. 12, 1921, he was the son of the late Charles and Catherine Urban Lacina.
Charles was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He served in the Battery C 266th Coast Artillery, Biorka Island in Sitka, Alaska. He also served in Germany and France. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 644 of Swoyersville.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot. In earlier years, he worked in the food industry as a short-order cook in New York and Pennsylvania.
Charles was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved taking his grandkids to Red Rock Mt. to "Charlie's Cabin in the Sky." He also enjoyed sitting in his yard swinging on his swing and listening to the church bells ring.
In addition to his wife, he was preceeded in death by his brothers, Thomas and John.
Survivng are his children, Charles J. Lacina and his wife, Karen, Florida; Kathy Shedletsky, Kingston; Mark Lacina, Las Vegas; Audrey Lacina, Las Vegas; and Mary Lacina, Florida; grandchildren, Karen, Kimmy and Kelly; Zandy, David and Christopher; Jennifer and Jessica and Michael; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.
Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Military services will be conducted by the AMVets Honor Guard of Greater Pittston.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Joseph Bednarski Funeral Home
168 Wyoming Ave
Wyoming, PA 18644
Published in Times Leader on July 14, 2013