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August 20, 1941 - March 4, 2020
Theodore (Ted) Hurchick, age 78, of Taylor, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at Scranton Health Care Center. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Jane (Butcher) Hurchick. Wed on October 7, 1967, the couple had recently celebrated their 52nd anniversary.
Born in Scranton on August 20, 1941, and son of the late Andrew, Sr. and Stella Wasylynick Hurchick, Ted attended West Scranton High School. Proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War, Ted joined the Marine Corps. reserve after completing his active duty obligations. He was honorably discharged from service in 1969 after attaining the rank of USMC Sergeant. A career service technician, he worked for the Hawk Oil Company for twenty years before retiring from Agway Products.
Ted enjoyed hunting, fishing, vacationing and the occasional casino trip. A longtime member of the West Scranton Lions Club, he was also a lifelong sports fan who dearly loved his New York Yankees and Philadelphia Eagles. Leaving behind his adoring family and lovings friends, he will never be forgotten.
He is also survived by his loving daughters, Kimberly Gnall and husband Joseph of Scranton and Lori Runscavage and husband James of Dupont; grandchildren, Joseph and Ashley Gnall, both of Scranton; sisters-in law, Lorraine Butcher of Taylor and Margaret Hurchick of Scranton; and nieces and nephews.
The last of four siblings, Ted was also preceded in death by sisters, Shirley Watson and Nancy Watson; and brother, Andy Hurchick, Jr.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Saturday at 9:00AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann’s Basilica, West Scranton, to be celebrated by the Very Rev. Richard Burke, C.P. pastor. Interment with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Scranton. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.