Stanley G. Bodek, 75, of James Street, Sheatown section of Newport Township, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born on November 1, 1935, in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Simon and Katherine Grudziel Bodek. He attended the Newport Township schools and graduated from the former Newport Township High School. He then served in U.S. Navy for four years.
Mr. Bodek was employed as a carpenter with Carpenters Union Local No. 514, Wilkes-Barre, for many years, retiring in 1996.
He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke, and formerly Holy Child Church, Sheatown, until its closing; he also had been an active member of the Newport Township Fire Department.
His wife, the former Frances Donahue, passed away on June 12, 2006. He was the last member of his immediate family being preceded in death by eight brothers, Bernard, Bruno, Walter, Anthony, Albert, Sylvester, Ralph and John Bodek; and a sister, Theresa Thomson.
Surviving are his daughters, Tracy Conrad and her husband, Mark Conrad Jr., Plymouth Township; Jill Bodek, Nanticoke; and Kim Bohinski and her husband, Jason, Sheatown; a grandson, Darius Bohinski; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish / Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wanamie. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit and a special thanks to Dr. Jeffrey D’Andrea for the wonderful care given to Stanley and kindness and help given to the family.
Contributions in Mr. Bodek’s memory may be made to the American Red Cross, Wyoming Valley Chapter, 256 N. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.