A funeral service was held Saturday at Saint Stanislaus Church for one of Lansdale’s more prominent citizens.
Joseph Kraynak died at the age of 91 after a long illness.
He served as an Army staff sergeant during World War Two, taking part in the D-Day invasion of Europe. After the war he worked as an artist, and in 1963 he co-founded North Penn Art, which started out in Lansdale but is now on South Broad Street in Upper Gwynedd.
His eldest son, Lansdale Hospital cardiologist Joseph Kraynak, says he also loved basketball and he played the game until he was 80. Donations in his memory can be made to the North Penn Visiting Nurse Association Hospice or Saint Stan’s Church.