Theodore William Krasinski
November 8, 2018
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.