Obituary of George Krnjaic
George Krnjaic, 80, of Enola, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, September 7, 2018 following a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
He was born May 7, 1938, the son of late Milos and Anna (Zilich) Krnjaic. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Christine (Thomas) Krnjaic; his children, Stacy Mummert, Michael Krnjaic, and Laurie Yuncker-Stumpf; and his grandchildren, Paige, Cassidy and Morgan Krnjaic; Alexander, Aiden, and Avery Yuncker, and Sophia Mummert; and his siblings, Katherine Gruich, Diane Martin, and Michael Krnjaic.
George graduated from Steelton High (1956), and Shippensburg University (1963). He then ventured into his 35 year career with the Navy, working as the Division Director of FMSO. He received a letter of commendation from President Jimmy Carter in 1978 for his contribution to the improvement of government operations.
He was a member of the Mechanicsburg Jay Cees (1966-1973). He was a lifetime member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, serving as a member of the choir, and the St. Nicholas Civic and Education Club. He was a coach for youth baseball and softball teams for many years, teaching not only the game but the spirit of good sportsmanship.
His greatest joy in life was his children and grandchildren; he also enjoyed his garden, golfing, and traveling the world with his beloved wife. His passion for Penn State Football was contagious; he told a great story and it was always filled with humor.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:00 am in St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Christopher S. Rocknage, Pastor, Officiating. Burial at the conclusion of services will be in Churchville Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am in the church. Arrangements by Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Steelton.
He loved to share life lessons such as his favorite quote from Jim Valvano, “To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think - spend some time...time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day.”
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 601 S. Harrisburg Street, Oberlin, Steelton, PA 17113 or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or online at https://www.lbda.org/donate.