In Remembrance of George Preznuk
George PreznukMoscow, PA April 17, 1927 ~ November 1, 2012 Date of Service: Private
George Preznuk, 85, Moscow, died Thursday morning in the Commonwealth Hospice of Northeast PA at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy Simpson Jankauskas who died in 2004.
Born in Scranton, and raised on Hill St., Dunmore, he was the son of the late George and Stella Mohancik Preznuk, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School, class of 1945 and went on to serve in the United States Navy in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II. Prior to retirement, he worked on bridges for Lane Construction Co. on both Pennsylvania and New York highway systems, and was superintendent of carpenters at the Charmin Plant in Mehoopany, also serving as Business Agent of Carpenters Union #261. Additionally, he was a member of the American Legion in Moscow, the Keystone Consistory, and Hyde Park Lodge #339 F & A.M. He enjoyed making birdhouses as a pastime and was a member of the Elmhurst Presbyterian Church.
The family would like to thank Dr. Anees Fogley and his caregiver Deborah Hodorovich for all of their devoted care.
Surviving are daughters Paulette Pritchyk, Diane Dalbo, Mary Ann Stoppini, Nancy Reeves and Deborah Meyer; a sister, Dorothy Brown; a brother Paul Preznuk; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his former wife, Alice Preznuk.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory, Sept. 18, 2012 and by an infant brother, Walter.
A private graveside service by Pastor John Craig will be held in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.