Michael P. Klimek, 87, of Dupont, passed away on Friday, June 22nd at the Highland Manor Rehab and Nursing Center, Exeter. He was born in Dupont, May 17th, 1931 and was the son of the late Peter and Antoinette (Porzucek) Klimek.
Michael was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. He attended Dupont Schools. Michael was a US Army Vet and served during the Korean War. He was employed by Capital Records, NJ and McKinney Manufacturing of Scranton. He was a co-owner of JB Hot Dogs and retired as a self-employed mason. Michael loved the outdoors. He was an avid blueberry picker that supplied many local farmer’s markets and was well versed in mushroom picking in the forests of NEPA.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy G. (Ketcho) Klimek, who passed away November 2, 2017, his sisters Anna Klimek, Mary Bogdon, and Dorothy Boyanowski, and his brothers Edwin Cwiek, Edward Cwiek and John Klimek.
Michael is survived by his daughter Colleen Lacomis and her husband Jeff of West Wyoming; grandchildren Amanda Kowalczyk and her husband Raymond of Dupont and Samantha Lacomis of West Wyoming; and great-grandchildren Makenzie Lasota, and Wyatt Kowalczyk. Also surviving are his brothers, Stanley Cwiek of Old Forge and Joseph Klimek and his wife Dolores of Manville, NJ and several nieces and nephews.
Michael’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Celtic Hospice and Highland Manor Nursing and Rehab Center for their kindness and excellent care they provided to Michael.
Due to renovations at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont, a mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, June 28th at 10:00am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery chapel located on the corner of Lackawanna Ave. and Pine St. in Dupont with Fr. Thomas Petro officiating. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery. AMVETS of Greater Pittston will provide military honors.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.