First Posted: 10/8/2006
Fred A. Crake, 86, of Lakeside Drive, Alderson section, Harveys Lake, passed away Thursday at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Michael and Helen (Hartasinska) Crake. He was a graduate of Coughlin High School and Williamsport Technical School. Before retiring, he was a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 21, employed as a painter and sign painter. He served with the Coast Guard during World War II. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake; Assumpta Council, Knights of Columbus, Luzerne; and a volunteer with the Daniel C. Roberts Fire Co., Harveys Lake. He was preceded in death by siblings Phillip Crake, Sister Domitilla, Sally Crake, Edward Crake, Celia Wishtart, Raymond Crake, Stella Werner, and Alfred Crake. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Margaret Yuknavich; children Dr. Roger F., Berwick; Christina Urban, Harveys Lake; Matthew F., West Pittston; grandchildren Michael Crake, Denver, Colo.; Stephen Crake, Greenich, Conn.; Kimberly and Richard Urban, Harveys Lake; Sarah and Ethan Crake, West Pittston; brother Henry Crake, Loyalville; sister Leona Neiman, Dallas. Interment, Holy Trinity Cemetery in Bear Creek. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Lady of Victory Church.