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Thomas J. Kraky

July 12, 2015

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The funeral  will be  Friday, July 17th at 9:15 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc.,  601 Dundaff St., Dickson City with mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, 704 Montdale Road in Scott Township. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Scott Twp.  Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at  the funeral home.  For directions or to leave an online  condolence visit the funeral home website.

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Thomas J, Kraky, 61, of Scott Township, passed away Sunday July 12, 2015  surrounded by his loving family after a heroic 2-year long battle with multiple myeloma. His wife of 34 years is Danette M. Witko Kraky.
Born in Harrisburg on July 4th, 1954, he was raised in Scranton before moving to Scott Township when he was 7 years old. He was the son of Thomas J. Kraky and Joan (Lindsey) Kraky. Graduating from Lakeland High School in 1972, he proudly played football as a team captain and was an All-Suburban Center in his junior year and All-Suburban Guard during his senior year. He also played in the 38th annual County vs. City Dream Game. He worked for the Carpenter’s Local 645 for over 20 years with Magnotta Construction and served as a Lead Supervisor on many multi-million dollar construction projects in the Scranton area. He later transferred to a Carpentry Foreman positon at the University of Scranton.
A resident of Scott Township for over 50 years in a house he built himself, he was a member of Corpus Christi Church at St. John Vianney Parish in Montdale. He was very involved in his community, adept at news and current events, promoted and encouraged involvement in politics, and by many sources the unofficial mayor of Montdale. He was loved by all who had the good fortune to know him.
He was so proud of his sons and took every opportunity to boast about their accomplishments. He was always very involved in their lives and promoted sports, science, arts, and music. He made sure to be at every one of their football games, track meets, and exhibits. He was a coach on his sons’ teams for every sport he could be involved in. He served as the President of the Lakeland Chiefs Football Club for several years. He taught his sons to be self-sufficient, bringing them in on every household project that needed to be done. He taught them to be men.
He was always a fighter, on the football field, and against his illness. His strength was portrayed in the way he carried himself and how he handled adversity. He remained positive throughout his battle, and he continued to be independent despite the immense pain that he was in. He was truly a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.
Thomas’s family would like to thank his extended family and friends for their constant love and support, as well as the staff of Hematology and Oncology Associates of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The family is also extremely grateful for the compassion and quality of care at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore.
Also surviving are his two sons, Justin Kraky and wife, Kassidy Evans Kraky, of Scott Township, and Thomas J. Kraky and companion, Rachel Howard, of San Francisco; three brothers and a sister, James Kraky and wife, Melinda, of New Tripoli, PA; Michael Kraky and wife, Suzanne, of Scott Township; Patrick Kraky and wife, Barbara, of Scott Township; and Linda Lepre and husband Robert, of Scott Township; three brothers-and sisters-in-law, Joseph Witko and wife, Barbara, of Port Dickinson, NY; James Witko, and wife, Janice, of Scott Township; and Thomas Witko, and wife, Blanche, of South Gibson, PA; nieces, nephews, and cousins.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Scott ,sister in law, Donna Salansky and his aunt, Ann Kraky.
The funeral  will be  Friday, July 17th at 9:15 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc.,  601 Dundaff St., Dickson City with mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, 704 Montdale Road in Scott Township. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Scott Twp.  Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at  the funeral home.  For directions or to leave an online  condolence visit the funeral home website.

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