Michael J. Girman
Mr. Michael J. Girman, of Avoca, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp. Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Michael and Sophie Smigel Girman. He was a graduate of Scranton Prep, class of 1956, and the University of Scranton, class of 1960. He served in the Air Force. Before retirement, he was employed by the Scranton Regional Office of the Department of Labor and Industry. He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Robert and William. Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Wilk; daughter, Dr. Andrea Girman, of Portland, Ore.; son, Michael Girman and his wife, Pam, of Doylestown; four grandchildren, Jake, Julia, W. Andrew and Emily; sisters, Charlotte Bernardi and her husband, Robert, of Exeter; Barbara DeSanto and her husband, Joseph, of Pittston Twp.; sisters-in-law, Lynn Girman, of Duryea; and Patricia Girman, of Avoca; nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. The AMVETS Post 189 will conduct military services on Monday morning. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, or the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. To leave the family an online condolence, visit the funeral home website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com .
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