Wilson W. Wickiser Sr.

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May 14, 2012

Wilson "Jim" W. Wickiser Sr., 79, of Sugar Notch, and formerly of Mountain Top, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 14, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John W. and Olive (Young) Wickiser. Jim graduated from Fairview Township High School in 1951, and was a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Coalville Masonic Lodge 474, Sugar Notch. Jim was the present Judge of Elections, Sugar Notch, and committeeman for the Republican Party in Sugar Notch. He was also a member of the Baptist Tabernacle Church, Wilkes-Barre, and of the Conservation Club, Sugar Notch. Jim was an avid bowler at Stanton Lanes, Wilkes-Barre. Jim was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his daughter, Kathryn W. Malys. He is survived by his wife, the former Vivian Roberts; sons, Kenneth J. Wickiser and Thomas E. Kopystecki Jr., Tobyhanna; Wilson W. Wickiser Jr., and his wife, Jeri, O'Fallen, Ill.; grandchildren, John W. and David A. Wickiser, Lawrence M. Malys; sisters, June Gawlick, Ruth Ann Bolton, Helen Shafer and Carol Kobrick; and brothers, John, Charles and Robert Wickiser. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with the Rev. Kenneth Jordan, pastor of the Baptist Tabernacle Church, Wilkes-Barre, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are invited to call this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. The family asks that relatives and friends refrain from sending flowers. View obituaries online at

Published in Times Leader on May 16, 2012
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