1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Michael J. Kruchinsky - Private

Michael J. Kruchinsky, of Port Blanchard, passed away Saturday morning, (May 28th), at home, after an illness. He and his wife, Marilyn L. Stevens Kruchinsky, celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on November 30, 2010.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Angeline Harenza Kruchinsky. He was a graduate of Northeast High School, Duryea, Class of 1965. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a Supervisor at Graphic Packaging, in Illinois. Michael was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston and also a member of the American Legion, Jenkins Twp..

Michael was a beloved husband, father, and “grandpa”, whose family was the center of his life. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Hospice Community Care, Kingston and to his “Angel” Michelle, who took great care of him everyday. He was an avid New York Yankee and Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

Also surviving are three sons; Michael Kruchinsky, Columbus, NJ; Eric and Mark Kruchinsky, both of Pittston; five grandchildren; Brittany, Kayla, Ashley, Cassie, and Mark Kruchinsky; Sister-in-law, Sally Keithline, Dallas and several nieces and nephews.

A private Memorial Mass will be held at the convenience of the family in St. John the Evangelist Church, William St., Pittston. Interment with full military honors will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Wyoming. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith).

Memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, Fox Hill Road Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6991

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From: Judy Adams

Location: Uncasville, CT    Date: 2011-06-15

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Remembering good times in Iowa. Love and Prayers to all.

From: Brian Kurpis

Location: Bluffton, SC    Date: 2011-06-05

Mark and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I just found out the other day. If you guys need anything please ask. If he was anything like Mark, he was a great man !! Mark you know I love you as a brother,best friend and your family is my family.

From: Ron & Lisa Kruchinski & family

Location: Salvisa, KY    Date: 2011-06-04

Dear Family, Sorry to hear about Mike's passing. I remember growing up and visiting your father and mother's home, always felt welcome there and have good memories of the time spent with them. Mike was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Ron & Lisa Kruchinski

From: Joe&Betty Kruchinsky

Location: Webster, NY    Date: 2011-06-04

Sorry for your loss. We grew up and apart but hold fond memories in our heart. Mike's First Cousin Joe Kruchinsky.

From: Maryann Kauczka Wydra

Location: Larksville, PA    Date: 2011-06-01

I grew up in Port Griffith and belonged to St. Joseph's Church ( Pennies from Heaven) when Michael was an alter boy with my Uncle John Drouse ( Mousie). He was a super nice, polite young man. Now, he will be in heaven with my uncle John talking about old times growing up in Port Griffith. Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to you & you Family. Maryann & Paul Wydra


Location: PITTSTON, PA    Date: 2011-06-01


From: Nancy Nichols

Location: Pekin, IL    Date: 2011-06-01

Mike has been missed at the Pekin Mill since his early retirement. There isnt a day that goes by that I don't think of him. He was a pleasure to work with. So dedicated. I am happy he spent the last days with his family. Forever in my thoughts. Nancy Nichols

From: Helen Dempski Brogan

Location: Avoca, PA    Date: 2011-05-31

Marilyn..I'm so sad to hear about Mike..he was one of the nicest fellows I have ever known..We went to Northeast high school together so I was there to see him play baseball and watched as he joined the Coast Guard as was off to Opa Locka, Florida... he was a GREAT GUY..His Mom and Dad where so very proud of him.. As I read all about his life I can tell you where truely Blessed..When one of your sons was in Iran, our daughter Susan, had him as a pen pal..talk about a small world..My prayers and very special thoughts are with you and your entire family for strength to help you get through the next few days.. Know, Mike is only a breath away and always someone we can all pray to.. God's Blessins for your entire family.. Jim and Helen Brogan

From: Ashley

Location: Columbus, NJ    Date: 2011-05-31

i love you and miss you so much pe-pop. rest in peace. i will never forget you.

From: Joe Sklarosky Jr.

Location: , PA    Date: 2011-05-31

Prayers and condolences from me and my family. We are sorry for your loss.

From: David Vincenti

Location: Jenkins Township, PA    Date: 2011-05-30

Sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our prayers, God Bless.

From: Cindy Wielgosz (Makuch)

Location: , PA    Date: 2011-05-30

Mark I am so sorry about your dad, My heart goes out to you and your family, You were always like a big brother to me, Your dad was a great guy!!!

From: Walter & Marge Stevens

Location: Longmont, CO    Date: 2011-05-30

Mae, our condolences and prayers. We will always remember the wonderful welcomes and memories of our few but cherished times together with you and Mike. Always a pleasure to be with a couple so much in love. You were the perfect pair. Love Walter and Marge.

From: Sally + Bob Keithline

Location: Dallas, PA    Date: 2011-05-30

A man all should model themselves after....a wonderful...son..husband...father...and grandpa who will be painfully missed by all who knew him...

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