Raymond Krukowski
Raymond Krukowski
Raymond Krukowski
Raymond Krukowski
Raymond Krukowski
Raymond Krukowski

Obituary of Raymond Krukowski

Raymond J. Krukowski, 84, of Nanticoke passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following a brief illness and shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Born in Wilkes-Barre July 1, 1935, he was a son of the late Jan and Ann Okrasinski Krukowski. He graduated from James M. Coughlin High School and entered the U.S. Air Force where he proudly served in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He was honorably discharged in 1958 receiving the rank of Airman 1st Class. Raymond married Arlene Purvin on August 6, 1960 and together raised their family in Nanticoke. He was office manager at Apex Used Auto Parts, West Nanticoke for twenty years before becoming employed by InterMetro, Wilkes Barre, where he worked for twelve year until retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke, formerly Holy Trinity Church and belonged to American Legion Post # 350. Amongst his hobbies, he will especially be remembered for his love for gardening and he particularly liked composting and growing vegetables and flowers. He was preceded in death by sisters, Helen Petro and Lilly Jutkiewicz. He will be missed by his wife, Arlene, with whom he would have shared 60 years of marriage on August 6th; his sons, Raymond Krukowski Jr. and wife , Ann Marie of Fairfax Station, VA and David Krukowski and wife, Michelle Lynne of Soddy Daisy, TN; grandchildren, Justin and Michael Krukowski and Elijah and Marissa Krukowski; sisters Lucy Sciandra of Pittston and Theresa Petrushka of Wilkes-Barre; a brother, Joseph Krukowski of NJ as well as nieces and nephews. Raymond was blessed to have received the gift of life through a kidney transplant ten years ago. His family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be directed to the Gift of Life Program donor program, or, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Funeral service will begin with a prayer service Thursday at 11:30 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, primary site, 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. James R. Nash, his pastor, as celebrant. Interment with military honors will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown. Viewing and visitation hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Wednesday
11
March

Viewing and Visitation Hours

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Thursday
12
March

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020
St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, main site
520 South Hanover Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-4833
Thursday
12
March

Interment with Military Honors

1:10 pm - 1:20 pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Holy Trinity Cemetery
Old Newport Street, Sheatown
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-4833
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