Edward Barnak, 55, of Laflin, passed away due to complications from diabetes on Monday, December 30, 2019 at his home. He was born in Dupont on May 5, 1964 and was the son of Robert and Diane (Clarke) Barnak.
Edward was a 1982 graduate of Pittston Area High School. He earned an associate degree from Penn State, Dunmore and a Bachelor of Science degree from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre. Ed worked for Shared Medical Systems in Malvern, PA and previously worked for many years for MetLife in Clarks Summit where he worked as an IT Project Manager.
Ed loved spending time with Ruthie and his children and was very active with their lives and activities. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a member of the Shiny Mtn. Hunting Club where he enjoyed hunting with his father and brother.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Ruth (Johanssen) Barnak; his children, Jared, Madelyn and Christian, all at home; his brother Robert and his wife Sherralee, of Plains; and several nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:00am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1101 Willow St., Peckville, PA with Fr. Andrew Kurovsky officiating. Friends may call on Friday evening, January 3, 2020 from 6-8pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church Saturday morning. There will be no procession from the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1101 Willow St., Peckville, PA 18452.