Paul Joseph Wrazien, 74, of Wyoming, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in the Hospice Unit at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.
Born Aug. 18, 1938, in Dupont, he was a son of the late Paul E. and Elizabeth Vida Wrazien.
Paul was a 1956 graduate of St. John's High School, Pittston. He earned his bachelor's degree from King's College and his master's degree from Lehigh University.
He married Barbara Cuba of West Wyoming, and the couple raised their family in Wyoming.
Paul taught in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania secondary-education systems and worked in the insurance industry. He retired from Kaminski Brothers Inc. after 26-year tenure.
He relished driving and spent his retirement years serving the clients of AAAA Limousine. Like his father before him, Paul was a gifted baseball player who spent his youth on the pitcher's mound. He attended spring training for the Cincinnati Reds farm team in 1957.
Paul was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Church of St. Monica's Parish. Paul was a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily and served his parish as lector and Eucharistic minister. Throughout his life, he served on a variety of church committees. The past few years Paul often could be seen with Barbara by his side walking in Wyoming as they endured his personal battle with cancer.
Paul is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara; children, Lucille Condo and her husband, Steve, of Dallas, Paula Trevisani and her husband, Dr. Michael, of Norwich, N.Y., Joseph Wrazien of Boynton Beach, Fla., Major Gerard Wrazien and his wife, Michele, of Wyoming, Marita Noll and her husband, Mark, of Wakefield, R.I.; grandchildren, Samantha and Patrick Condo, Philip, Christopher and Michael Trevisani; step-grandchildren, Gabe Buscalferri, Brianna and Alex Noll.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Church of St. Monica Parish, Wyoming, with the Rev. Leo McKernan as celebrant and the Rev. Walter Skiba and Rev. James Walsh as concelebrants. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. There will be no calling hours the morning of the funeral Mass. If attending Mass, kindly proceed directly to the church on Saturday morning.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Center Foundation, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.