Adam Kilyanek
May 25, 2014


Mr. Adam Kilyanek, 82, of Duryea, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home.

Born in Duryea, he was the son of the late Anthony and Veronica Trzcinski Kilyanek. He was a graduate of Duryea High School and Johnson College. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Certainteed, Mountaintop.

He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea where he served as an usher and was very active in church activities.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1227, Duryea and the American Legion Post 585, Duryea.

He was proceeded in death by his brothers, Casimir, Anthony, Joseph, Frank, Edward and Stanley and sisters, Helen Amantea, Mary Grochal and Eleanor Mancini.

Surviving are:
Sister, Janet Haynes of Glendale
32 nieces and nephews
There are too many great nieces and great nephews to count

Funeral will be held Friday, May 30, 2014, at 9:30 A.M. from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call Thursday from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The American Legion Post 585, Duryea will conduct military services Thursday evening at 7:00 P.M. The V.F.W. Post 1227, Duryea will conduct military services on Friday morning. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Post 1227, Duryea or the American Legion Post 585, Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit our website,

Guestbook Entries

My condolences to you and the family on the loss of Adam. Kind, gentle man and always outgoing and upbeat whenever I would see him at my dad's (Joe Grochal) grave. He will certainly leave wonderful memories to all who had he pleasure of knowing him.

Beverly Busch O'Rourke (almost 6 years ago)

I was truly saddened to hear of Adam's passing. I was not only his banker for over thirty years in Duryea but I considered him a friend. He was always extremely loyal to his church, the American Legion, and VFW of Duryea. He was a man of conviction and I'm proud to have been a part of his life. May he rest in peace. I will miss him!

Judy Martinelli (almost 6 years ago)

I so wish we could have been able to come over to visit with you and spend more time together. With all our Love and Prayers! Rest in Peace <3

Sharon (Kilyanek) Hill (almost 6 years ago)

We lost a good man this Memorial Day weekend! A true US Vet that served his country and community well. The dear Lord took him home. May you rest in peace Uncle Adam. You will be missed by many.

Frank Kilyanek (almost 6 years ago)

I am very sorry for your loss. Adam was always very kind to my daughter every Sunday at 9:30 Mass. She will miss giving him fist bumps at the Sign of Peace.

Cindy Pietrowski (almost 6 years ago)

Rest in peace my friend. Too young to be gone. You will be missed. I was privileged to spend years with you at CT

Bill Oeller (almost 6 years ago)

Uncle Adam, You will greatly missed. I will pray for you. I know you are now with the our Lord. Till I we meet again. Love Always, Sandra

Sandra (Kilyanek) Lawwill (almost 6 years ago)

You will be greatly missed uncle Adam until we meet again

patty (kilyanek) gambles (almost 6 years ago)

My good friend, Adam, I will miss you. I am so happy that I had the chance to see you during Easter vigil. I remember well all the times we served as ushers together at Holy Rosary. May God keep you safely in the palm of His hand until we meet again.

Alfred Mueller (almost 6 years ago)

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