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George Penyak Jr.

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 George Penyak Jr., 92, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, at the UPMC Altoona Regional Medical Center.

 

 He was born on May 12, 1921 in Bainbridge, and was the son of the late George Sr. and Katherine Kovach Penyak.

 

 He was of the Catholic faith; was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Tenth Mountain Division and later with General Patton’s Armor Division, sent in relief of Bastonge, Battle of the Bulge; he was a member of Marietta VFW Post 5752, and Bainbridge American Legion Post 197; and he enjoyed coaching Little League baseball and being involved in the Boy Scouts.

 

 George is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Georgene Penyak of Middletown; two sons Rickey Penyak of Wrightsville, and Michael Penyak and wife Brinda of Camp Hill,; one daughter Debra, wife of William Frazier of Middletown; brother John Penyak of Marietta; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

 A Tribute to his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, with the Rev. Nick Keeney, and the Rev. Ted Keating officiating.

 

 Burial will be at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

 

 Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256; or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Dr., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.