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George J. Hetro

January 19, 1934 — December 17, 2022

George J. Hetro, 88, of West Wyoming passed away peacefully with his Girls by his side on Saturday, December 17th at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

He was born in Exeter, son of the late George and Anna (Yatsko) Hetro. He attended Exeter Schools and went on to serve his country as a United States Marine. He was employed as a carpenter and a millwright and was a member of the Carpenters Local Union 445 for most of his life. George loved fishing and hunting. For the last 40 years, he spent every weekend possible at the cabin on Saxe’s Pond which he shared with his wife and family. It was their home away from home. George belonged to several pool and dart leagues around the valley and was a skillful and exceptional player. He received many trophies for his accomplishments. George loved his family, especially his wife Barbara dearly. She was the light of his life. He cherished his relationships with Barbara’s five girls whom he raised as his own. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will truly be missed and will never ever be forgotten. George taught us all how to laugh with his animated life stories that he told. He would not want us to cry and be sad for him now but remember those times and be happy and laugh and remember the joy he brought to our lives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Barbara (Wasser) Hetro, and his brothers and sisters, Grandchildren Lamar Dawson, Sharae Thompson, Great Grandchildren, Xander Yashkus and Levi Evarts.

Surviving are his children; Linda Savinski of Wyoming, Susan Savinski of Pittston, Joanne Savinski of Swoyersville, Michele Reap (Michael) of W. Wyoming, Lisa Yerka (Tony) of Taylor, Sharon and George Hetro, Jr. and Sister; Theresa Ingrascina of North Carolina. Grandchildren: Christopher, Erika, Jason, Eric, Zachary and Joshua. Great-Grandchildren; Christyana, Annalyse, Jake, Luke, Amani and Birdee Jane.

Services will be at the convenience of the family from Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home, 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

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