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George A. Wilkas

February 22, 1936 - November 11, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: November 14, 2019

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Mount Olivet Cemetery

Church Saints Peter and Paul Church

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George A. Wilkas, 83 of Plains Township, passed away Monday morning, November 11, 2019 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in the Hilldale section of Plains, he was the son of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Volingavage) Wilkas.

George was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1954 and was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a postal carrier for many years, until his retirement.

George was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Church, Plains and was a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans. Active in sports, George was a Biddy Basketball Coach at Saints Peter & Paul Grade School, Plains, was an avid fisherman and would fish at Martha’s Vineyard and in Florida with his sons and loved to play his accordion, especially at weddings.

He was preceded in death by his son Joseph Wilkas on July 11, 2007, and his sister Lillian Wilkas.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Irene Sokolski, Plains, son John Wilkas and his wife Helena, Florida, daughter Karin Wilkas, Pittston, granddaughters Sarah Wheeler, Lexine Wilkas, and Louise D’Ottaviano, great-grandchildren Benjamin, Bradley, and Lilah, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at Saints Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, with Father John C. Lambert, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming. Arrangements by the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

Memorial donations may be made to Saints Peter & Paul Church Food Pantry, C/O 13 Hudson Road, Plains, PA 18705 in George’s memory.