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April 12, 2014
Michael Stranko, 88, of Scranton, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. His wife Elizabeth “Betty” Moxen Stranko, died on October 16, 1993. Born in Scranton on April 13, 1925, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Wichkova Stranko. A graduate of Scranton Central High School, he was a WW II Navy veteran having served in the Atlantic and North Atlantic aboard the USS Solomans, CVE-67 and was the last survivor of its crew. He was a former member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Scranton up until his extended illness. Mike was the owner/operator of Stranko Appliance Repair of Scranton until his retirement. He is survived by 3 sons, Richard, Scranton, Brian, Florida, Michael, California, a daughter, Maureen Riggi, Clarks Summit, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held in the funeral home with the Rev. Father Sam J. Ferretti, Pastor of SS Peter & Paul and St. Lucy’s Roman Catholic Churches, Scranton. Entombment with Military Honors will be in Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum, Scranton.