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Michael J. Vesek Jr.

March 16, 2020

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Michael J. Vesek Jr.

March 16, 2020


Michael J. Vesek Jr., 80, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.


Mike was born in Wilkes-Barre Township, a son of the late Michael J. Sr. and Mary Kwader Vesek Sebastian and step- father, Francis Sebastian. He was a 1957 graduate of G.A.R. High School. Mike served in the United States Air Force in Germany from 1957- 1961.


He was employed as a quality control inspector at Harte & Company, Mountain Top, and retired from the HPG Corporation, retiring in 2004.


Mike was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. In his younger days, Mike enjoyed playing softball, bowling and darts. He was an avid gardener, Penn State football fan, NY Yankees fan, and NY Giants fan.


In addition to his parents and step-father, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael J. Vesek III in 2009.


Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Jacqueline Stillarty Vesek; daughter, Terri Vesek and her companion, John Hadvance, Wilkes-Barre; daughter-in-law, Kara Vesek, Dallas; grandchildren, Michael Vesek IV, Hayley Vesek and Dylan Chapman, all of Dallas.


Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:30 AM from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 AM in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Wednesday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.


Online condolences may be made by visiting Mike’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.