Donald Bryk, 48, of Newton Ransom, formerly of Avoca, died on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born in Avoca on September 6, 1970 and was the son of the late Walter and Florence (Siglin) Bryk.
Donny was a 1988 graduate of Pittston Area High School. After high school, he joined the US Army Reserve and served with the reserve for over 6 years. While with the reserves, he trained as a vehicle technician and became a certified mechanic. Donny was employed as a vehicle technician for the FedEx Corp. and was employed for 24 years.
He was a very family-oriented man who enjoyed spending most of his free time with family. He was the operator of Bryk Family Farms, Newton, PA and loved to tend to his orchard of blueberries and fruit bearing trees. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Shiny Mountain Sportsman Club. He loved to work on his cars, trucks and tractors, and was also and avid collector of guns. Donny was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Walter Bryk, Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 4 years, the former Rebecca Schermerhorn, his children; Cassiey Bryk, of Virginia, Tyler Bryk, of Wapwallopen and Nicholai Nocella, of Ransom. Also surviving are his sister; Debra Bryk, of Avoca brother Richard Bryk, of Scranton, his nephew Zachary Bryk, niece Gina Bryk.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18th 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, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont with Fr. Thomas Petro officiating. Friends may call on Monday evening, June 17th from 5-8pm. Interment will be held at the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca.