Edward Murach

Obituary of Edward Murach

Edward Murach, 76, of Tunkhannock died Tuesday, August 11th at Geisinger Community Medical Center hospice from complications of late-stage Parkinson’s disease. Born on May 1, 1939, he was raised by his grandparents, Anna and Ben Visneski, in Thurston Hollow where he resided his whole life. In 1962, Ed married his childhood sweetheart, Janice Rhines. Jan and Ed celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in May. Ed was a 1957 graduate of Tunkhannock High School where he was proudly a member of some of the most successful athletic teams in school history in football and volleyball. He coached many of his sons’ baseball teams and enjoyed remaining active by playing in and later umpiring for local softball leagues. He was a lifelong hunter and an excellent marksman, which led him to serve as a PA Game Commission Deputy for many years. Ed found joy in nature and was happiest when working on his farm, hunting in the woods, or fishing in a secluded pond. In addition to his wife, Ed is survived by his 3 sons: Ken & wife Susie, Ron & wife Judy, and Ed all of Tunkhannock, his grandson Sean Murach, sister-in-law Carol Rhines, and caregiver Charles Sheridan. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 15th at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 West Tioga St. Tunkhannock with Pastor. Eugene D. Sperazza. Interment will be in South Eaton Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please donate to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County. For directions and on line condolences please visit www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
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Funeral Service

11 am, Saturday, August 15, 2015 Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA, Wyoming 18657

Visitation

6 pm - 8 pm, Friday, August 14, 2015 Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA, Wyoming 18657