Theodore Wil­liam Krasin­ski

Novem­ber 8, 2018

The Times-Tribune - - OBITUARIES / WORLD -

Theodore Wil­liam Krasin­ski,

87, of South Abing­ton Twp., and for­merly of Co­ram, N.Y., died Thurs­day evening at St. Mary’s Villa in Elmhurst. He was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Marie Teresa Capielo.

Born in Dubois, Pa., son of the late John and Stella Okon­ski Krasin­ski, he was a grad­u­ate of Dubois High School and re­ceived his de­gree from Gan­non Col­lege. He served our na­tion in the United States Air Force dur­ing the 1950s and went on to be­come a New York City fire­man. He worked for the fire com­pany un­til 1976, when he was se­verely in­jured in a blaze that took the lives of three other fire­men.

Theodore was a life­long Catholic, be­ing a parish­ioner of St. Frances Cabrini Church in Co­ram, N.Y., and Our Lady of the Snows in Clarks Sum­mit. He was a mem­ber of the Knights of Colum­bus and en­joyed spend­ing time with his grand­chil­dren.

Ted en­joyed his daily walks, na­ture shows and bird watch­ing. He was a big fan of Bing Crosby, John Den­ver and Jo Stafford. He had a won­der­ful singing voice and in the day en­joyed singing in the church choir. He loved base­ball, and en­joyed watch­ing the Bos­ton Red Sox and Pitts­burgh Pi­rates and his fa­vorite play­ers were Roberto Cle­mente and Carl Yas­trzem­ski. He was an amaz­ing ping-pong player and en­joyed watch­ing his fa­vorite golfers and ten­nis play­ers.

The fam­ily would like to thank all of Ted’s nurses, doc­tors, care­givers and clergy who en­hanced his life in his fi­nal years. God bless them for their care and com­pas­sion.

Sur­viv­ing are two daugh­ters, Em­i­lie Deery and hus­band, Brian, South Abing­ton Twp.; and Maria Krasin­ski, New Hamp­shire; four sons, John Krasin­ski, Long Is­land; Stephen Krasin­ski and wife, Stella, Port Jef­fer­son Sta­tion, N.Y.; Theodore (Teddy) Krasin­ski and wife, Ellen Clark, Shore­ham, N.Y.; and Matthew Krasin­ski, North Carolina; grand­chil­dren, Raymond Deery, Matthew Deery, Lyn­d­sey Grote, Crys­tal Krasin­ski, Frank Krasin­ski, Brian Krasin­ski, Ja­son Krasin­ski; and a great-grand­child, Av­ery Krasin­ski.

A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated Wed­nes­day at 11 a.m. in St. Frances Cabrini Church, Co­ram, N.Y. In­ter­ment with mil­i­tary honors will fol­low in Long Is­land Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Friends may call Mon­day, 4 to 6 p.m., at the Lawrence E. Young Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices Inc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Sum­mit.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to St. Joseph’s Cen­ter, Scran­ton; or Hos­pice of the Sa­cred Heart, Dun­more.

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