Died: January 28, 2013
Francis Pekera, 89, of Johnson City died on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the James G. Johnston Nursing Home. He was predeceased by his parents, Petro and Mary; brothers and sisters, Anna, Helen, Mary, Sophie, John, George, Stephen, Andrew and Paul; as well as his son-in-law, Richard Jones. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret Pekera; his daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Jones, Virginia, Deborah and Anthony Krysak, Endicott, Paula Perez and Adam Lefkowitz, Florida; sisters, Pauline Fox and Susan Cayka, both of Johnson City; his grandchildren, Jason, Heather, Nikki and Martin, Daniel, Marie; three great grandchildren, Zack, Karolane and Xavier; and also several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Holy Spirit Church, the Holy Name Society and worked bingo for many years at the church. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy. Francis was also a retiree from the IBM Corp and a member of the Quarter Century Club.
Funeral Services are pending at the Barber Memorial Home and Holy Spirit Church for Thursday.