Peter Herniak, 88 of Elysburg, PA passed away peacefully Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Geisinger-Shamokin Hospital, Coal Twp., PA.
Born in Mahanoy Plane, PA. June 13, 1931 the son of the late Andrew and Eva (Seninovich) Herniak. Peter lived most of his adult life in Elysburg, PA and was an active, beloved member of the community. "Petey" was liked by everyone and had friends everywhere he traveled. Peter loved to tell a story and enjoyed entertaining his friends and making people laugh. Peter's memory was long and pristine. Peter enjoyed attending mass at Holy Rosary Church. He loved to go out to eat and socialize. Peter spent a great deal of time at Knoebels. Staff at Knoebels were very kind to Peter and made him feel like he was part of their family. Peter could accomplish anything he set his mind to. He was very inventive, resilient and resourceful. He liked to build with his two hands. He built himself furniture, storage and devices to make his life easier. However, his all time favorite hobby was riding his bike. Peter was an amazing man and human being. It was an honor to call him a friend. He was honest, he was loyal, he was extremely giving and selfless. His life motto was to be kind to others in the hope that others would be kind to him back. The world was a much better place with him in it.
In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by two brothers; John and Nicholas Herniak. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral & Cremation Service, Elysburg, Rev. Joseph Scanlan officiating. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Viewing from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Joseph M. Murray, Supervisor. Charles Heizenroth III, FD.
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