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Mr. Stephen V. Prevuznak, 91, a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre's North End neighborhood; passed into Eternal Life early the morning of Sunday, January 14th, following a recent illness in the Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing Center.
Born on Saturday, July 30, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, he was one of four children to the late Stephen T. and Agnes (Offshack) Prevuznak.
Educated in the city schools, Mr. Prevuznak was a member of the 1950 graduating class of the former James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. He also lovingly took on the responsibility of caring for his parents for many years.
Following his formal education, Mr. Prevuznak enlisted with the United States Army, proudly serving our country during the Korean Conflict. At the time of his Honorable Discharge from military duties on March 21, 1961, he earned the rank of Corporal.
Devoted to his Catholic faith, he held membership in Saints Peter & Paul Parish, Plains; having been a member of both Saint Andre Bessette Parish and Sacred Heart of Jesus Slovak Parish, of North Wilkes-Barre prior to their mergers and subsequent closures.
Prior to his retirement, Stephen was employed by R&H Manufacturing Company of Edwardsville as a machinist for a number of years. Before that, he also worked as a machinist with Mack Truck.
In his spare time, he previously bowled with the Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Parish bowling league.
Socially and fraternally, Mr. Prevuznak held membership in the North End Slovak Citizens Club, Wilkes-Barre, where he was a senior life member. Proud of his military service, he was also a dedicated member of the Brookside American Legion Post #837 where he honorably served a number of years as past commander.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Mr. Bernard Prevuznak; sister, Mrs. Regina Polachek; brother-in-law, Mr. Charles R. Winchilla and nephew, Mr. Robert James Winchilla.
Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Mrs. Monica A. Winchilla of North Wilkes-Barre; Several generations of nieces nephews; fellow Legionnaires and dear friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Prevuznak will be conducted Wednesday morning with the Liturgy of the Word at 11:00 a.m. from the John V. Morris Family Funeral Home Inc., 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.
The Reverend John C. Lambert, pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Plains, will serve as celebrant.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dorchester Drive, Dallas, where military honors will be accorded by members of the United States Army.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for visitation and shared remembrances Wednesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Stephen’s family welcomes floral tributes as a gesture of sympathy.