In Remembrance of Charles J. Krzan, Sr.
Charles J. Krzan, Sr.Dunmore, PA October 3, 1914 ~ July 9, 2014 Date of Service: July 12, 2014
Charles J. Krzan, Sr., 99, of Dunmore, died Wednesday evening in V.N.A. Hospice at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen T. Puhalla, on October 8, 2011.
Born in Blakely, PA, son of the late Joseph and Mary Wajnarvwska Krzan, and stepson of the late Mary Skiba Krzan, he was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore and its Holy Name Society, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre of Operations. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot, and also served as President of the All Saints Slovak Cemetery Association in Hollisterville for many years, having dedicated many hours of service. He also served as Cubmaster to Pack 99 in Dunmore. He was a true “Mr. Fix It,” and could repair anything for anybody, and did so for many people. He considered fixing lawnmowers an enjoyable hobby.
Charles was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are sons, Charles, Jr. and wife Carol of Ottawa, IL; and Bernard and wife Catherine of Jessup; grandchildren, Charles III and wife Ashley of Morristown, NJ; Christopher of Ottawa, IL; Mark of Jessup; and Emily of Brooklyn, NY; a sister Katherine Nadasky of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters Anna Britz, Helen Kardel, and Bertha Szczepanek; and brothers Adam, John, Anthony, Frank and Jacob Krzan.
The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore. Interment with military honors to follow in the All Saints Slovak Cemetery, Hollisterville. Friends may call today at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Slovak Cemetery Association, C/O, 206 Andrew St., Dunmore, 18512