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Michael Kurash
Michael Kurash, 89, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of the late Ann (Sweeney) Kurash.
Born in Nesque-honing, he was a son of the late Paul and Mary (Hud-icka) Kurash.
He was employed by Mack Trucks in Allentown for 28.5 years until retiring. He was a United States Army Corporal serving with the 7th Division, 17th Infantry Regiment in Korea during WWII.
Michael was a 1946 graduate of Nesquehoning High School. He was the starting center on the basketball team and played defensive end and tight end on the football team, earning All-State Honorable Mention in 1945 for his football achievements. He also played defensive end and tight end at Rider College, in N.J. where he lettered for two years.
Mike was inducted into the Carbon County Hall of Fame, Class of 2012, with his father-in-law Jack K.O. Sweeney. He was a member of the Nesquehoning VFW Post 8008. He was also a member of the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the former Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Nesquehoning and now a member of St. Joseph Parish of the P.V, Summit Hill.
Surviving are daughters Constance and her husband, Don Herman, Jim Thorpe, Nadine and her husband, Daniel Grassick, Seal Rock, Ore., Lisa and her husband, George Kovarie, Rockland, Twp., and Mary Pat and her husband, Frank Hinkle, Nesquehoning; son John and his companion, Laura, South Middleton, Twp; grandchildren Christian, Joel, Joseph, Keri, George Michael IV, Gabrielle and Cara; great-granddaughter Laelana; great-grandson Alexander; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael B. Kurash, and eight brothers and sisters.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Shrine of St. Therese at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 15 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning with the Rev. Allen Hoffa officiating. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Nesquehoning.Family will receive friends Monday 10-11 a.m. in the church. Donations will be accepted in his name to the Nesquehoning VFW Post 8008 c/o the Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, PA 18240. Online condolences at www.blazoskyfh.
com.
Published in Times News on July 14, 2018
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