Andrew "Andy" Krysik, 95, of Templeton, formerly of Frazer Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot. Born on August 7, 1924, in Creighton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kowalik) Krysik. Andy was a longtime resident of Frazer Township until 1978 where he moved to Emporium and later to Templeton. He proudly served in the Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific and was awarded a Purple Heart Medal. He worked at PPG in Creighton for 30 years, retiring in 1978. Andy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and building things. He especially enjoyed mowing the lawn with a push mower, which he did up until a week before he passed away. He also enjoyed telling stories of growing up on the farm. Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Jean (Mark) Murray of Frazer Township, his daughter-in-law, Rose Krysik of Templeton, with whom he lived; five grandchildren, Kimberly (Vince) Aluise of Natrona Heights, David (Barb) Krysik of Worthington, Michael (Jen) Krysik of Arizona, Melissa Murray of Frazer, and Melody Murray of Frazer 2; two great-grandchildren, Rachel Aluise of Natrona Heights and Vince Aluise III of McKees Rocks; and his brother, John Krysik of Hughesville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marietta (Wangler) Krysik, on December 3, 1970 and his second wife of 46 years, Martha (Wangler) Krysik, on March 1, 2017; three sons, Andrew L., David H., and Michael A. Krysik; six brothers, Julius, Louis, Paul, Lewis, Peter, and Frank Krysik; and four sisters, Julia Sutorka, Frances Poliak, Jean Cocchi, and Pauline Young. Family and friends will be received Sunday, October 6th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Paul R. Ajak Funeral Home, 921 Freeport Road, Creighton. Service and burial with military honors will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. At Andy's request, in lieu of flowers or memorial contributions, he would like you to have a nice lunch with your family or friends, share stories, love and be good to one another, because that is the most important thing.
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