John A. Urban, of West Wyoming, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2013, at the Hospice Community Care Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Plains Township, he was a son of the late John M. and Helen Ryczek Urban.
He was educated in the Plains Township schools and was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1962. He was employed by James Egan and Sons, West Wyoming, before retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, retiring in 1987 after 23 years of service where he attained the rank of Sgt 1st Class.
John was a member of Swoyersville American Legion Post 644. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church at St. Monica's Parish, West Wyoming.
John and his wife, the former Marilyn Wilce, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Aug. 11, 2012.
John is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Franklin, who passed away in 2008.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Marilyn, are his son, John L. Urban, and his wife Cindy, Nanticoke; granddaughter, Tara; grandson, James; brother, Joseph Urban, and sister, Bernice Urban, both of Plains Township; and aunt, Wanda Deptulski, Churchville, Pa.
Funeral services with Military Honors were held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, from the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 S. River St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at St. Monica's Parish, West Eighth Street, West Wyoming. Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Kingston Township.