Edward Kurilla, 91, of Honesdale and formerly of Olyphant, died on Thursday at home. Born in Olyphant, he was the son of the late John and Julia Stevensky Kurilla.
He was a graduate of Olyphant High School and served in the U.S. Army General McArthur’s Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan as a Sergeant during the Korean War and also served in Germany. He was the recipient of the German Occupational Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Presidential Service Medal. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 327, Olyphant.
Before his retirement, Ed worked at Billig Shoe Co., Peckville and also as a surveyor assistant for M. R. Zimmer & Associates in Honesdale.
Ed was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Olyphant. He was a Boston Red Sox and New York Giants fan and loved fishing, golfing and gardening.
He is survived by one niece, Sandra Jean Markacs and husband, Skip, Douglassville; two nephews: Stephen Kurilla, Jr. and wife, Patricia, Olyphant and Richard Kurilla and wife, Maureen, Archbald; also several great nieces and great nephews.
Also preceding him in death was his brother, Stephen Kurilla and wife, Eleanor.
Requiem Service will be held 10:00 A.M., Tuesday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, corner of E. Lackawanna and Gravity Avenue, Olyphant by the Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Blakely.
Due to COVID19 restrictions, there will be no public viewing.
For directions or on-line condolences please visit: www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.