Michael Tranguch


January 1, 2020

Michael A. “Micky” Tranguch Jr., 86, of Hazle Twp., peacefully passed away Wednesday morning at his home.  Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine (Crann) Tranguch and was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.

He was a 1951 graduate of Hazle Twp. High School.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, the American Legion Post 76, a Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge #200. 

He was associated with the family business, Tranguch Tire Service Inc., Hazleton, from the age of nine until the time of its closing in 1995.  He was employed by Berger Family Dealership before retiring in 2010.

Micky was an avid reader, a collector of memorabilia, a lifelong fan of Frank Sinatra, and enjoyed spending time at the shore, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his children Mary A. in 1962 and Michael Frank in 1963; mother and father in-law Frank and Alice Ferenda; son-in-law Robert Longazel; and grandson Jacob Mackunis.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Mary “Sophia” Ferenda; daughters Kathy Lagana and her husband Gary, Lattimer, Mary Alice Ney and her husband James, Drums, Mary Catherine Longazel, Drums, Gerine Mackunis and her husband Ken, Hatfield; grandchildren Jennielle Loskey and her husband John, Michael Lagana and his wife Daniell, Gary Lagana Jr., and his wife Stephanie, Marisa Lagana and her fiancé Adam Arlotto, Nicholas Longazel, Jackson and Joshua Mackunis; great grandchildren Tessa and Charles Eger, Ethan and Elliana Lagana; his faithful companion Scruffy; brothers Ben Tranguch and his wife Nancy, Hazleton, Angelo Tranguch and his wife Penny, South Weymouth, MA; sisters Theresa Cusatis, Hazleton, Marietta Bartek, Norristown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 6th, at 10 A.M. in Most Precious Blood Church.  Those attending should go directly to the church Monday morning.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.   The family will receive friends at the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, on Sunday from 4-7 P.M.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 481, Hazleton PA 18201, Maylath Hospice Homecare, 750 PA-93, Sybertsville, PA 18251, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  

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