Bernard E. "Big Ben" Lapachinsky
Died: Dec 6, 2014
Bernard E. “Big Ben” Lapachinsky, 87, of Frackville passed away peacefully Saturday morning at his residence with his family by his side.
Born in Maizeville, December 12, 1926, he was a son of the late Charles and Veronica Bendinsky Lapachinsky.
He attended Gilberton Schools and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War having served with the 3rd Cml. Mtr. Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC.
Big Ben worked for Pennsylvania Power and Light (PP&L) for 42 years and retired as a Line Crew Leader.
He was a member of Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, Frackville
Big Ben was an avid hunter and fisherman; he was a past president of the South-End Field and Stream, Wipporwill Dam, Frackville and past president of the East-End Field and Stream, Shenandoah. He was a member of the American Legion Post #398; B. P. O. Elks Lodge #1533; Masonic F&AM Lodge #747, all of Frackville; He coached little league baseball and midget football and was a member of the former Adukaitis bowling team and was a member of local softball and dart teams.
He was preceded in death by two sisters; Clara A. Dunelavage, Sister Mary Camille (Dorothy Lapachinsky) member of the Franciscan Sisters, three brothers; Chuck, Gene and Fran Lapachinsky.
A devoted husband, wonderful father and grandfather, Big Ben is survived by his wife of 51 years Patricia A Subalusky Lapachinsky, Frackville; two daughters Candice Lapachinsky and husband Jeff Rubendall, Elysburg and Jennifer Lapachinsky Rompalo and husband Frank, Frackville; son, Scott Lapachinsky and wife Heidi, Pottsville; four grandchildren; Molly Lapachinsky, Cash Rompalo, Grant Lapachinsky and Grace Lapachinsky; two sisters; Alma Wassell, Frackville, Alice Sayer, Oley; a brother, Joseph Lapp, member of the Christian Brothers, MD; nieces and nephews.
The Family requests that a Prayer is recited in Big Ben’s remembrance. Gravesite services with Military Honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6001; www.alz.org/donate
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