Ambrose J. ‘Bruce’ Pawlak

Ambrose J. “Bruce” Pawlak, 96, formerly of Gordon St., DuBoistown, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Elmcroft Assisted Living Center, Montoursville.

Born Nov. 28, 1916, in Morris Run, he was a son of Jacob and Julia (Lutomski) Pawlak. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Margaret (Tkach) on June 29, 2003; a grandson, Scott C. Whitehead in 1998; and four brothers, William, Joseph, Walter and Sylvester Pawlak; and four sisters, Martha Luke, Agnes Tacka, Eleanor Warner and Mary Pawlak.

Bruce was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, VFW No. 7863 DuBoistown, and a lifelong member of the Polish Club. He had worked at Armour Leather and retired from Alcan Cable. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and canning.

Surviving are his daughter, Joan A. and husband, Charles G. Whitehead III of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Susan M. Whitehead of Coatesville and Brett T. (Kiersha) Whitehead of Williamsport; and two great-granddaughters, Alexis and Adara Whitehead.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.