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Nicholas Robert Alapack


1946 - 2021
Nicholas Robert Alapack Obituary

Heaven called a great man home.

On Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, Nicholas Robert Alapack "Nick" passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Kingston.

Born April 18, 1946, in Kingston, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Bertha Alapack. After graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1964, he joined the United States Navy where he served for four years. He worked as an electrician, store manager and lastly as a meter reader for UGI until he retired in 2010.

In August 1971 he married Barbara Batory and they remained married until her passing in July 2009.

Surviving are his son, Nicholas (spouse, Karen), Swoyersville; daughter, Aimee (spouse, Paul), Dillsburg; and brother, Richard (spouse, Le Thi Tu "Chili"), Vietnam. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Zachary Wolfe and Justine Alapack, both were his source of inspiration throughout his later years in life. He loved them unconditionally. We would be remiss if we didn't mention his sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Batory; and Dolores Klaips-Adams, who were like the sisters he never had and he thought of them as such.

Nick lost a leg in 2010 but never lost his fight or spirit. The help of Dr. John Guerriero, who was a close friend and 24/7 resource of the family, and Dr. Donald Kretchmer, a great friend who went above and beyond with his care, enabled dad to carry on almost seamlessly until the very end.

Nick was a tireless giver who cared for his mom, aunt, wife and neighbors without ever complaining. He was a model of patience, care and understanding whose personality could fill a stadium. If there is a television in heaven, Nick will no doubt be watching his beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers. He will be missed greatly but never forgotten. We will be strong for you. We will be strong because of you.

Due to COVID-19 issues, arrangements are pending until a later date but a celebration of life is in the works for all to attend sometime in the spring or summer.

Condolences can be sent to betzjastremski.com.


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