George Kerechuk

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September 13, 2012

George Kerechuk, 85, of Avoca, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Avoca September 16, 1926, son of the late Michael and Eva (Rapak) Kerechuk.

George was a member of Queen Of The Apostles Parish, Avoca. He attended Moosic schools.

George was an U.S. Army Air Force veteran and served during World War II. After his time served in the Army Air Force, George worked in the local mining industry for over 30 years, and retired from the Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp., Scranton.

In addition to his parents, George is preceded in death by his son, George Jr.; brothers, Theodore and Michael Kerechuk.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Joan (Doran) Kerechuk; his daughter, Marie Youells of Scranton; grandchildren, Francis and Salena Youells, Jonathan Sidarovich; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Korena Youells, Angela Kobierecki; great-great-grandchild, Joshua Sidarovich; several nieces and nephews.

The family of George Kerechuk would like to thank Father Phillip Sladicka of Queen Of The Apostles Church and Dr. Martin Moran and his staff for the care and support they gave to George over the years.

An interment service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca with Father Phillip Sladicka officiating, and a memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Online condolences may be made to


Published in Times Leader on Sept. 19, 2012
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