Vincent “Chucky” Bryk, 81, of Dupont, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 17th at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp. Born in Dupont, he was the son of the late Frank and Sophie Bryk.
Vince graduated from Dupont High School. Upon graduation, Vince enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the military police in Germany, were he spent four years. Upon discharge from the US Army, Vince attended technical school and received training as a machinist. Vince and his brother, Walter went into business together and became co-founders of Dupont Tool & Machine Company in the borough of Dupont. The company recently celebrated their 50 years in business in the tool and die industry.
Vince was an avid sportsman and was a member of the Shiney Mountain Rod and Gun Club and Elm Street Sportsman Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in Canada, the state of Wyoming and Pennsylvania. He was also a member of the Polish American Citizens Club. He served as councilman in the Borough of Dupont. He was an active member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont and enjoyed making potato pancakes at the annual church bazaar.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, John, Richard, and Joseph and his grandson, Jonathan Lombardo.
Vince was married to the former Bernadine Kuna and they had recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Vince, is also survived by his children, Marlene Bryk, Dupont; Bernard and daughter-in-law, Joann, Dupont; Christine Bryk Lombardo, Pittston Twp.; and Mary Ann and son-in-law Gary Vough, Pittston Twp. He is also survived by a brother, Walter Bryk of Dupont.
Vince was a loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Nicole, Patrick Jr., Christopher, Marissa, Kayla, Krista, and Joshua and great-granddaughter, Khloe Sophia. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 27th at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Lackawanna Ave., Dupont with Fr. Thomas Petro officiating. Friends may call on Monday evening, December 26th from 4-8pm. Interment will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery. AMVETS Honor Guard will provide military honors.