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Frank A. Barchik, 89, of Old Tioga Turnpike, Benton, (Cambra) died early Thursday morning, February 8, 2018 at his home.
Born December 9, 1928 in Sheatown, Luzerne County, he was a son of the late Frank Barchik, Sr. and Mary (Falkowski) Barchik. He and his wife, Lois (Miller) Barchik, would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 11th.
Mr. Barchik was a 1947 graduate of Huntington Mills High School and then worked in the mines for a brief time. After that he hauled cars for L. E. Spaide and then farmed with his father. In 1965 he attended Barber School in Wilkes-Barre and opened his own barber shop in Cambra. He also was a school bus contractor for the Northwest Area School District for 35 years.
He loved music and playing his accordion and was a member of the former Al Hess Band.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Lois, are their five children: Norma Mazaika and her husband, Joe, of Stillwater; Edward Barchik and his wife, Diana, of Cambra; Janice Hildebrand and her husband, Harold, of Hunlock Creek; Irene Schindler and her husband, Steve, of Windermere, Florida; William Frank Barchik, of Cambra. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren; a sister and two brothers: Joan Zumpano and her husband, Vincent; Robert Barchik and his wife, Martha; Raymond Barchik and his wife, Corrine as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Hildebrand in 2008 and by three siblings: Edward E. Barchik, Stanley C. Barchik and Bernadine Pierontoni.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2 PM at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (S.R. 487). Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Hunlock Creek. Viewing Saturday, from 1 PM until the time of the service at 2:00 at McMichael's. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the charity of the donor's choice. For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website: www.mcmichaelfuneralhome.com
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