George D. Salapek, 83, of Yankee Bush Rd., Star-brick, passed away Friday July 13, 2012 at the Rouse Warren Co. Home.
He was born May 10, 1929 in Orient, Pa., a son of the late Samuel and Aman-da (CoKomatch) Salapek. George served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953. He worked as a group leader for crane repair at the National Forge Co. retiring from there after 43 years. He also owned and operat-ed Sunset Valley Camp Ground for several years. He was a member of Saint Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville, the VFW and the Youngsville American Legion. He en-joyed hunting, fishing, farming and listening to polka music.
He is survived by 2 sons, Kevin G. (Sue) Salapek, Randy L. Salapek, a daughter Julie L. Salapek, all of Warren, 3 sisters, Ann Gates of Corry, Catherine Freeborough and Jane Con-quer, both of Warren, and 5 grandchildren, Keith (Bar-bie) Salapek, Courtney (Salapek) Shirlaw, Joshua Salapek, Vicky Hagg and Christopher Hale and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley (Johnson) Salapek in 1984, and whom he married May 16, 1953 in Irvine, 4 broth-ers, Stephen, Joseph, Tho-mas and Frank Salapek and 2 sister's, Rose Freebor-ough and Mary Seroka.
Friends will be received on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville. A vigil service will be held there at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at St. Luke's Ro-man Catholic in Youngs-ville with the Rev. Fr. John Neff, pastor, serving as celebrant. Burial will fol-low in the Gross Cemetery on Yankee Bush Rd. The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Luke R.C. Church, 420, N. Main St. Youngsville, Pa. 16371. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net