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

Jerome Chester Prawdzik, Jr. - 9/9/2010

Lover of nature and an avid outdoorsman Jerome “Jerry” Chester Prawdzik, Jr., 29, of Port Griffith, passed away early Sunday morning in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.

Jerry grew up in Port Griffith and spent many of his summer days at Lake Carey fishing and engaged in other lake sports. Jerry enjoyed the serenity of the lake, the nature of the woods, and horsing around with his dog, “Willis”.

He was born in Plains Township on May 28, 1981, the son of Jerome Prawdzik, of Port Griffith and Linda Condusta, of Newport Township. Growing up he played baseball with the Jenkins Township Little League, mini football for both Jenkins Township and Pittston, and was an active member of St. Rocco’s Boy Scouts Troop 303. Jerry was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, Class of 1999. Following high school, Jerry attended Misericordia University where he pursued a degree in social work while working in a local machine shop. Later he ran his own home construction business, the occupation he currently maintained.

Jerry lived life with enthusiasm; he always had a smile for someone and was the first to volunteer a helping hand. A true friend, Jerry was loved by those whose lives he touched. He was a beloved brother, son, grandson, and most recently the proud uncle of Damian. Jerry lived to share moments with family and friends particularly brother and sister, Joseph Prawdzik and Christina Prawdzik, both of Port Griffith. He was a loving grandson to Verna Brooks Prawdzik, Port Griffith and Albert and Mary Buck Condusta, Kingston. Numerous aunts and one uncle “Jimmy”, numerous cousins and extended family were an important part of Jerry’s life. Jerry was preceded in death by his grandfather, Chester E. Prawdzik (December, 2001), Port Griffith and his Uncle Dominic Condusta (March 2007), Kingston.

The funeral will be Thursday at 8:45 AM from the Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Rocco’s Church, 62 West Oak Street, Pittston, to be celebrated by Rev. Daniel Schwebs, O.S.J. Friends attending the funeral mass are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Exeter.

To honor him and celebrate his life friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

Jerome loved all animals, so the family is requesting in lieu of flowers donations be made in Jerome’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: Jimbo Bressler

Location: Jenkins Twp., PA    Date: 2018-06-07

Oh JerBears, It's almost ten years and I still hear your voice. Love ya, Miss ya you nut. I'm sure I will see you again. "Squirrels!"

From: Chris Ziemba

Location: Lake Carey, PA    Date: 2011-01-28

I miss Lake Carey Jerry. I will never forget Lake Carey Day 2010 while he was on my boat. For my birthday he took me to LCI and was buying me Captain and Coke with a shot of Jack, we got plowed. For the 4th of July he brought great fireworks that we were lighting off of the dock. The lake will never be the same. Good bye good friend.

From: Vincent & Debra Wagner

Location: Drums, PA    Date: 2010-09-18

Jerome & Verna & Joey & Chrissy & Linda, we want you to know that our heart is with you all and the only reason we have not wrote you early is because our hearts were deeply broken with grief and every night even till today Vinny especially loves Jerry like son. When Jerry work for us he became like a son that Vinny always wanted it and Jerry used to call Vinny Daddy 2. Since Jerry death every time Vinny thinks of Jerry every day he cries. Jerry brought a lot of happiness to not only Vinny but everyone he knows. Vinny and Debbie will always Love Jerry like a Son especially Vinny. I know my husband love for Jerry like the son he always wanted because he cries every night for some one as special as Jerry our hearts will always be with him as was in life and in death. Love Always Vinny & Debbie & Sheba

From: Philip & Dorothy DePhillips

Location: Dupont, PA    Date: 2010-09-13

Our hearts go out to all of you at this most difficult time. We all have very fond memories of Jerry as he was growing up in the scouts and turning into a fine young gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we pray that God gives you the courage and strength to make it through this difficult time. God bless you all.

From: The Tinner Family

Location: Lake Carey, PA    Date: 2010-09-10

We have been traveling on the west coast, but we heard about Jerry. We are very sorry for your loss.

From: Wally Thomas

Location: Miami, FL    Date: 2010-09-08

I am so sorry to hear about this unfortunate and untimely tragedy. Jerry was a great friend and just about the happiest, nicest, and good hearted friend that I have had the privilege of knowing. He had an enormous personality and we are all fortunate to have witnessed it. I will say a prayer for his family and Hope they find solace in their love and strength for one another.

From: Brandy Banaszek

Location: Rockledge, FL    Date: 2010-09-08

To Entire Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will truly miss all the great times Jerry and I had together. We took many trips and spend lots of time together. I moved away and did not get to see his smile or hear that laugh daily. I will treasure all the great moments and will always be thinking about Jerry. I love you R.I.P. JerBer

From: Richie

Location: Hughestown, PA    Date: 2010-09-08

Jerry. It seems like yesterday, we were all in the scouts together. Those times will never be forgotten. God bless everyone. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

From: Karen Weiss and family

Location: Pringle, PA    Date: 2010-09-08

Linda and family, So sorry for your loss. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Karen

From: Regina Vetack

Location: Manorville, NY    Date: 2010-09-07

Verna, Jerome,Linda,Chrissy,Joey,family and friends---our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always--god bless--Vetack family-Manorville, Long Island

From: Joe Banaszek

Location: Rockledge, FL    Date: 2010-09-07

My Heart goes out to your entire family. I knew Jerry for many years and recall our times at Ocean City Maryland in our younger years. He was a good kid from a good family and Our hearts are breaking to hear such a loss. God Bless

From: Rico

Location: West Pittston, PA    Date: 2010-09-07

I was truly heartbrokin when I heard this. I extend my condelences. I was going through some old pics and have many with Jerry on his last day of high school. Very good memories. If any family member would like any pictures just e mail me. I will always remember Jer Bear :)

From: Lisa Mikula

Location: Sugarloaf, PA    Date: 2010-09-07

Dear Linda & Family, My sincerest condolences during this difficult time. Your in my thought and prayers. The Lord will bring you through this. I am sure he was a wonderful son, uncle, and friend. God be with you all. Lisa Mikula

From: Nikki Hubert

Location: Duryea, PA    Date: 2010-09-07

I cant even begin to explain how great a person jerry was,he always made me laugh,had the best sense of humor and would do anything for anyone at the drop of a hat. I have so many great memories of jerry and hes definatly someone I will never forget. Im so sorry Chrissy and Joe i hope your memories bring you comfort in this terrible time. R.I.P Jerry. Always in my heart<33

From: Barbara A Brown

Location: Fort Mohave, AZ    Date: 2010-09-07

I was so shocked and upset to hear of this tragedy and at a place that was so special to both of our families. My prayers are with you during this time and I hope that as time passes your grief will become easier to bear. God Bless you all.

From: Ann Saxton

Location: Kingston, PA    Date: 2010-09-07

Dear Linda and Family, You are all in my prayers at this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your son Jerry. He must have been a wonderful person. Sincerely, Ann

From: Dan and Laura Yale

Location: Tunkhannock, PA    Date: 2010-09-06

Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. All of us who ever came in contact with Jerry will always remember his warming smile. You have our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences from not only us but our entire Fireplace Restaurant Family.

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