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Krupa family holds fifth reunion

Descendants of Stephen and Catherine Krupa, Ashley, held their fifth family reunion on July 24. The Krupas emigrated from Czechoslovakia over a century ago and settled in Ashley, where they raised six children. Two of the surviving children, Joseph Krupa and Susan Witkoski, attended the reunion. There were 60 other family members present who traveled from six states. Pictures were displayed and field games were held for the children. A special cake was presented to Joseph Krupa to celebrate his 85th birthday. George Strish also offered rides around Nanticoke in his Model T. Attendees, from left, first row, are Peter Tuminelli, George Strish, Rose Mary Strish, John Ostrowski, Mary Ann Ostrowski, Carl Krupa, Edmund Witkowski, Sue Witkowski, Joseph Krupa, Mary Krupa, Gregory Krupa, Thomas Krupa, Steven Krupa, Debbie Krupa, Mary Ellen Krupa and Kathy Krupa. Second row: Ken Strish, Margie Gushka holding Sam Strish, Noah Strish, Joseph Ostrowski, Elizabeth Ostrowski, Benjamin Ostrowski, Maya McDonnell and Kyle Krupa. Third row: Bob Gushka, Andrea Ostrowski, Theresa Flood, Elizabeth Flood, Marjorie Ostrowski, Emma Ostrowski, Maggie Ostrowski, Gloria Gomb, Sandy Tuminelli, Josie Ostrowski, Katherine Ostrowski, Kyle Krupa, Ann Krupa, Catherine Lavigne, Renee Lavigne, Nova Leigh Krupa, James Krupa and Stephen Krupa. Fourth row: Richard Krupa, Brian Flood, George Flood, Ed Ostrowski, Joseph Ostrowski, Brian McDonnell, Julie McDonnell, Russell Lavigne, Carl Lavigne, Kevin Krupa and Paul Krupa.

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