Michael C. Fedak, 80, of East Newport Street, Hanover Township, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at the Golden LivingCenter-Summit, Wilkes Barre, after a lengthy illness. Michael passed away on his 59th wedding anniversary.
He was born in Ashley on Jan. 11, 1933, a son of the late John and Mary (Grick) Fedak. He was a 1951 graduate of Hanover High School. Michael was employed as a foreman for more than 35 years for the former Herman Funke Quilting Mill, Hanover Township, and more recently as a security guard for the Social Security Administration, Wilkes Barre, for 15 years, retiring in 2006.
He was proud to serve his country in the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1953. He was a member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley. Michael was an avid hunter and fisherman and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Preceding him in death were brothers, John, Joseph, Andrew and Peter Fedak; sisters, Mary Ostroski, Helen Hojnowski and Pauline Blaski.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Anna Rabb, at home; sons, Michael Fedak and his wife, Dale, Plymouth, Daniel Fedak, Harveys Lake, Thomas Fedak and his companion, Trisha, White Haven; daughters, Elaine (Fedak) Smallcomb and her husband James, Wilkes Barre, and Ann (Fedak) Makarewicz, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Ashley Fedak, James Smallcomb and his wife, Traci, Matthew and Jillian Smallcomb, Daniel and Christopher Fedak, Robert Griffiths and his companion, Christy, Jennifer and Anthony Griffiths and his companion, Brittany, Melissa Fedak and fiance, Geoff Rice, and Thomas Fedak; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Bailey Smallcomb, Elayna Elaysed, Brennan and Alexa Rice, Victoria and Elizabeth Walski; brothers, Carl Fedak and his wife, Mary, Virginia, and Paul Fedak and his wife, Mary, Nanticoke; sister, Anna Watchilla and her husband, Joseph, Camp Hill.
The family extends their sincere gratitude to Dr. C. and the entire staff of the Golden LivingCenter-Summit, Wilkes Barre, and Hospice of the Sacred Heart, for all their kindness and compassion extended to Michael in his time of need.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. from St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8:15 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the
, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort, PA 18704; or to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.