In Remembrance of George Preznuk

George Preznuk

George Preznuk

Moscow, 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.

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Jack Donaghy
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Re: In Remembrance of George Preznuk
Reply #4 on : Mon November 05, 2012, 16:32:17
Midge, Nancy & Debbie,
Sorry to hear about your Dad. Floss and I pray that that our Lord will sustain you, and your families during your time of remembrance. I will never forget how your family was there for us at the time of Scotty and Mary's death. Regards, Jack and Floss
Addie Manley
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George
Reply #3 on : Fri November 02, 2012, 21:09:03
I am so sorry to hear about George, I did not know he was sick. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Al and Kathie Pritchyk
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Re: In Remembrance of George Preznuk
Reply #2 on : Fri November 02, 2012, 18:22:25
Dear Paulette, Steve,Diane and family,
We are so very sorry for your great loss.
Sincerely,
AL and Kathie and family
Attorney Ralph J. Iori
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Re: In Remembrance of George Preznuk
Reply #1 on : Fri November 02, 2012, 13:52:47
I am truly sorry to hear about the death of George. As a young person I worked on construction at the Charmin Paper Plant with George, and later became his neighbor in Elmhurst. From my own experience he helped save my life at Charmin when they were hoisting up a large piece of steel and if George did not move me from my position and put me in a safer place I would most likely not be around today. I am truly greatful. Underneath everything, George was a teddy bear.