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Walter F. Krokos

Walter F. Krokos Obituary

Walter F. Krokos, 80, of Parsons passed away Sunday.

Wally was born in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late John and Anna Krokos. He was proud to tell you that he hit the first home run in the Parsons Little League Field. A 1958 graduate of Coughlin High School, he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967. He was married to the former Mary Ann Kozich and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 12, 2017.

Wally worked for the former International Color Printing Co. in Parsons and retired as a salesman from Airco Gas, Kingston. He enjoyed golf, traveling, reading and was the happiest supporting his children and grandchildren in their many activities.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, John and Joseph (Zeb) Krokos; and sisters, Josephine Krokos, Delores Hiedix, Genevieve Nat and Margaret Zapotoczny.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his children, Dr. Sandra Krokos-Kislan and her husband, Dr. Thomas Kislan, Drums, and their son, Ryan; Jeffrey Krokos, Miners Mills, and his sons, Collin and Alek Krokos; siblings, Richard Krokos and his wife, Diane, Dallas; Lillian McGrady, Dallas; Anne Marie Swetz, Hoover, Ala.; sister-in-law, Mildred Krokos, Miners Mills; Patricia Krokos, Wilkes-Barre; Jenny Krokos, Oveido, Fla.; brother-in-law, Jack Kozich, Wilkes-Barre; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, Plains Twp. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Private interment services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.

He never looked for praise.

He was never one to boast

He just went on quietly working

For the ones he loved the most.

His dreams were seldom spoken

His wants were very few

And most of the time his worries

Went unspoken too.

He was there, a firm foundation

Through all our storms of life

A sturdy hand to hold on to

In times of stress and strife.

A true friend we could turn to

When times were good or bad

One of our greatest blessings

The man that we called Dad.

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