Stanley R. Okonski Jr.

August 5, 1938 - May 20, 2022
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Stanley R. Okonski, Jr., 83, of Kenhorst, passed away May 20, 2022, at 9:49 AM in The Reading Hospital.

Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late Stanley R. Okonski, Sr., and Irene (Stankiewicz) Okonski. He was the husband of Elaine M. (Scherbanik) Okonski, who passed away March 27, 2019. They celebrated 58 years of marriage prior to her passing.

Stanley was a truck driver working for Branch Motors and retiring from AWI, Robesonia. He was a proud veteran of the US Army, 8th Division Infantry, serving in Korea. A member of St. John Baptist de LaSalle R.C. Church, Shillington, Stanley was a family man. A devoted father and husband, he adored his grandchildren. Stan was kindhearted and found simple pleasures by fishing in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and Delaware’s Indian River Inlet. His greatest pleasures were spending time with his family at picnics and gatherings.

He is survived by his sons – Chris W. Okonski, West Reading, Michael P. Okonski, Muhlenberg Twp, his siblings – William J. husband of Jean Okonski, Cumru Twp., Linda A. wife of John Ruth, Robesonia, his grandchildren – Dylan S. Okonski, Taylor Jean Okonski, his former daughter-in-law – Tracy L. Okonski and several Nieces and Nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 10:00 AM from St. John Baptist de LaSalle R. C. Church, 42 Kerrick Road, Shillington. Rev. Edward J. Essig, M. Div. celebrant. Entombment with military honors rendered by the U.S. Army and the Ray A. Master Post #217 Honor Guard. Viewing on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, please remember Stanley by making a contribution to Veterans Making a Difference, 645 N. 6th St., Reading, PA 19601. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington, is assisting the Okonski family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 27, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 9:50 am

St. John Baptist de la Salle R. C. Church

Address:

42 Kerrick Road
Shillington, Pennsylvania 19607

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Service Information

Date: Friday, May 27, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

St. John Baptist de la Salle R. C. Church

Address:

42 Kerrick Road
Shillington, Pennsylvania 19607

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Mass of Christian Burial – Rev. Edward J. Essign, M. Div. – celebrant


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 27, 2022

Chapel of St. George @ Gethsemane Cemetery

Address:

3139 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 19605

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Entombment with military honors rendered by the U.S. Army and the Ray A. Master Post #217 Honor Guard


Donation Information

Veterans Making A Difference

645 N. 6th Street
Reading, PA 19601

 

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Born: August 5, 1938
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Karen Darlak Eichhorn posted on 5/30/22

Deepest sympathies to the entire Okonski family-my extended cousins. I have fond memories of "Jr"at the group picnics and holiday get togethers. Loved his laugh and his joy of Life's simple pleasures. He will be sorely missed.

 

Sandy Fager posted on 5/26/22

Mike and Chris and family So sorry to here of Stans passing. We had a many of good talks down at the beach. RIP STAN

 

Joyce and Craig Savage posted on 5/23/22

Condolences to the entire Okonski family. Deepest sympathy to Chris on the passing of your father and to Dylan and Taylor on the loss of your grandfather. May all of your memories of the times you've shared bring you comfort during this difficult time.

 

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