Daniel J. Bistrichan

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Daniel J. Bistrichan, 70, of Hanover Green, passed into the hands of the Lord, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Born on Jan. 8, 1943 in Plymouth Township, he was the son of the late Daniel and Nell Suscavage Bistrichan.

He was graduate of Harter High School and a member of Exaltation of Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood, Hanover Township. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War, and was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.

Daniel was employed by Saturn Dealership of Wyoming Valley and Valley Chevrolet of Wilkes Barre as a mechanic and service manager for many years.

Throughout his life, he was an avid hunter and Philadelphia Phillies fan. He greatly enjoyed fishing, ice fishing and gardening, and loved to cook. His beloved grandchildren brought great joy to his life.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, the former Michaelene Rakaczewski; four daughters, Dr. Danielle Ambrose, Angela Luongo, Monica Elizabeth Bistrichan and Theresa Carite; grandchildren, Angela Marie Ambrose and Robert Luongo III; sisters, Margaret Putnick, Mary Bistrichan and Monica Bistrichan; several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to meet for Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Exaltation of Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood, Hanover Township. Interment will be in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township.

Private viewing will be held at the convenience of the family from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the .

Please visit to submit online condolences to Daniel's family.
Published in Times Leader from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2013
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