In Loving Memory of Michael Gretzula, Jr.
Michael Gretzula, Jr.Throop, PA October 15, 1922 ~ November 16, 2016 Date of Service: November 21, 2016
Michael Gretzula, Jr. 94, of Throop, and a resident of the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center for the past year and a half, died Wednesday night in the Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He and his wife, the former Dolores Barbolish, celebrated their 68th anniversary on June 16th.
Born in Throop, son of the late Michael Sr. and Verna Andrejcak Gretzula, he was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the fabric manufacturing company, Jaunty Textiles of Scranton. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Throop, and had served as past president of the Holy Name Society of the former St. John’s Church in Throop. He had been a member of the After Five Senior Club in Throop, and was an avid New York Yankees fan and also enjoyed football. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of the Two West Unit of Moses Taylor Hospital, and to those at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center for the kindness and care shown to Michael in his times of need.
Surviving is his son, Thomas Gretzula and wife Carmel of Dunmore; daughter-in-law Leona Gretzula of Clermont, FL; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; his brother, Joseph Gretzula of FL; as well as nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Gretzula; his brother, John Gretzula; and sisters Eleanor and Betty.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 215 Rebecca St., Throop. Interment to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Throop.
Friends may call on Sunday from 4-7 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorial contributions in Michael’s memory be made to the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18503.