George Michael Kraynak, 82, of Marietta, Ohio died Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Marietta. He was born on September 3, 1934 in Clairton, PA to the late John and Susanna Bihary Kraynak.
George was a graduate of Marietta College with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. George had been employed with Borg-Warner and retired from GE Plastics as general manager.
George was a faithful member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 750 in Lowell. George was active in numerous community organizations, and loved vacationing with his family, bowling and playing golf.
He is survived by his wife Betty Marie Lauer Kraynak, two sons, Steve of Lowell and Keith of Marietta; a daughter, Kimberly Warne (Troy) of Colorado Springs, CO; and three grandchildren: Brandon Kraynak, Jonathan and Joshua Warne.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one infant son, Mark, one brother, John P. Kraynak and one sister Mary Ann Plavchak.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, with Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell as celebrant. Burial will follow at the New St. Mary’s Cemetery with Full Military Honors being observed. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with a Vigil Service held 3:00 p.m.