Oct. 15, 2012
Edward J. Mikolinis 83, of Enterprise Street, Nanticoke, passed away peacefully at Timber Ridge, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
Born in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Cyron Mikolinis. He was a member of St. Faustina Church.
Edward was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, class of 1948. Continuing in life, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served during the Korean Conflict stationed in Germany.
Upon returning from the service, he formed his own business as a plumbing and heating specialist, working in the Nanticoke area.
He enjoyed extracurricular activities that included the American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke, Washington Volunteer Fire Company 5, the Acon Club, West Side Playground Association, Quate Club of Nanticoke, the 400 Club, Ali Baba Club and Boy Scout Troop 410 and 418.
Edward was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by brothers, Joseph and Theodore.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jane Sweeney; son, Thomas Sr., Delta, Pa.; daughters, Colette Knipe, Bethlehem, Michele Turner, Kent, Wash.; sisters, Theresa Penxa, Nanticoke, Dorothy Karpinski, Bloomsburg; grandchildren, Thomas Jr., Jonathan, Nathaniel, and Nicholas Mikolinis, Justin, Brianna and Joshua Knipe, Trevor and Rachael Turner. They all meant the world to Edward and they were his pride and joy.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Faustina Parish Church (primary site) at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. James Nash, conducting services. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Nanticoke. Friends and family are invited to join the family of Edward for calling hours Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
As a request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to St. Faustina Parish Building Fund or Hospice Community Care, 610 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.