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Donald Frank Sedlak

December 21, 1935 — January 21, 2021


          Donald Frank Sedlak, age 85, of Rome, PA, went home to the Lord on January 21, 2021, in the comfort of his own home, surrounded with love from his beloved wife, Kate.


          He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on December 21, 1935, a son of the late John and Margaret Columbus Sedlak. After graduating from Hanover High School in 1954, Don enlisted and served in the Naval Reserves. He married the former Kathryn Mae Hope on December 7, 1968.


          Don worked for Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany, PA, and later for IBM in Endicott, NY, retiring from there in 1992.


          Don enjoyed sports. He was a coach for his son Steve's Little League team. He and Kate spent countless hours traveling to their nieces and nephews sporting events - softball, baseball, wrestling, basketball and soccer. He enjoyed going to watch his favorite team the Cleveland Indians and his son's favorite team the New York Yankees. Don also spent his Mondays taking two ladies to the Area Agency on Aging and then out shopping. Don and Kate enjoyed traveling to Catholic Shrines in surrounding states and spent many weekends visiting with family and friends in Wilkes-Barre, Lovelton, and Dushore.


          He was a member of Epiphany Parish in Sayre.


          Don and Kate celebrated 52 happy years of marriage this past December. Their hearts were broken on January 14, 1989, when their beloved son, Stephen M. Sedlak tragically passed away as the result of an automobile accident.



          Devoted and loving wife:

          Kathryn Sedlak                                                                at home


          Brother and Sister-in-law:

          Thomas and Martha Sedlak                                             Hanover Twp., PA



          JoAnne James                                                                 Temple, PA


          Niece and Nephew:

          Donna and Dan Kratz                                                      Hanover Twp., PA

          John Sedlak                                                                              Hanover Twp., PA


          Great-Nieces & Nephew

          Jacquelyn and Kyle Andrejko

          Brittany and Brad Frame

          Steven & Alicia Williamson


          Great-Great Nieces & Nephews

          Britlyn, Bridget, Colleen, Tyler, Hunter, Brody, Blake, Colton, Madison, Scheila,

                             Bradley, and Billy


          Three Brothers-in-law:

          Lewis (Jean) Hope                                                           Dushore, PA

          William (Georgette Smith) Hope                                       Lovelton, PA

          Thomas (Susan Hadlock) Comstock                                Laceyville, PA


          Two Sisters-in-law:

          Helen Souto                                                                    Rome, PA

          Mildred Prichard                                                             Laporte, PA


          He is also survived by several cousins and numerous nieces and nephews on his wife’s side.


          Besides his parents and son he was also predeceased by a brother John Sedlak Jr. on May 4, 1953.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wyalusing, PA, with the Rev. Andrew S. Hvozdovic, V.F., celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Stowell, PA, with full military honors by the US Navy Honor's Detail.


          Memorial Donations may be made to the Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson Street, Sayre, PA 18840 or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848.


        Arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.


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