First Posted: 3/7/2012
Henry “Hank” Baranowski, 85, of West Abington, died Saturday, March 3, at his home. His wife of 57 years is the former Bertha Gossy Baranowski.
Born April 18, 1926, in Minooka, he was the son of the late Felix and Mary Guravage Baranowski. He moved to West Abington in 1995, having moved from Waymart. He was a graduate of Aldenville High School and before retirement, he was employed by Chrysler Corp. and General Dynamics as a certified welder for 30 years. He attended Parker Hill Community Church, Clarks Summit.
He enjoyed remote-control airplanes as a hobby, as well as restoring old tractors. He had a great fondness and love for Polka music, and also enjoyed playing his accordion. Hank was a man of few words but loved his family and their many gatherings. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Also surviving are three children, son, Daniel and wife, Mary, Scranton; two daughters, Susan Baptist and husband, Craig, Huntley, Ill.; Sandra Pagnani and husband, Joseph, Clarks Summit; a brother, Edward Baranowski and wife, Kay, Waymart; grandchildren, twins Michael and Jane Baranowski, Scranton; Julia Pagnani, Clarks Summit; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a half-brother, Ralph Lubinski and half-sister, Ciel Dietrich.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, or Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633
Arrangements are being made by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit. To send an online condolence, visit www.jennings calvey.com