Andrew P. “Andy” Hurnyak, 90, Danville PA went home to be with his Lord and
Savior on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA. He
was born June 30, 1921 in Lansford PA the son of the late Joseph and Mary
He graduated from Lansford High School in 1939 where he was Secretary of his
class and participated in sports and the Forensics Club.
Mr. Hurnyak served in the United States Army from June 30, 1942 through
January 1, 1946. He served in the 411th Amphibious Engineers
overseas in the Pacific for three years. The mission of his battalion was
to assemble boat parts in New Guinea, making Landing Barges/LCT used in
landing on the beaches. He also served in administration work having
charge of four companies in the battalion doing paperwork, service work and
Prior to his time in the service he worked for PP&L. After serving his
country, he was with the Prudential Insurance Company working as an agent
and Sales Manager for 37 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the
Life Insurance Underwriter’s Association and was instrumental in forming the
Columbia and Montour Life Underwriter’s Association where he was an
instructor and director.
A graduate of the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Course, he was instrumental
in bringing the Dale Carnegie course to the Sunbury area.
Mr. Hurnyak was a member of the First Baptist Church of Danville where he
was a Trustee for two terms. He also served as a Sunday school teacher,
church usher and was a member of the Adult Fellowship Class where he took
attendance. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Frosty Valley Country
Club. He assisted senior citizens completing Income Taxes
at the Pine Street Lutheran Church in Danville PA. Mr. Hurnyak owed much of
his longevity to regular exercising at the Danville Area Community Center.
Andy was known as a dedicated Philadelphia Phillies fan.
He is survived by the love of his life, Georgine Eames Hurnyak whom he
married January 16, 1946. They were married 66 years. He is also survived by
his son Allen Hurnyak and his wife Laura of Clarks Summit PA and his
daughter, Marna Brosious and her husband Tim of Northumberland PA. Also
surviving are four grandchildren; Eric Hurnyak and his wife Carol; Michael
and Kaitie Robertson and Kimberly Buckley and her husband Brian. He is also
survived by three great-grandchildren; Alexa, Hannah and Rachel.
He was the last surviving member of the Hurnyak family being preceded in
death by John, Mary, Joseph, George, Michael and Steve.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Andy’s life to
be held Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church 20
Brookside Drive (off Route 642 East) Danville PA with his pastor the
Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating assisted by the Reverend Dawes
Dunham. Burial will be private. Friends will be received from 9:00 AM until
the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA.