____________________________________________________________________________ Michael J. Mras, age 52, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 at his home at Sylvan Lake, which was a place very dear to him. Mr. Mras was born March 12, 1959 in Wilkes-Barre, and was the son of Kathleen O'Kane Mras of Sylvan Lake and the late John Paul Mras. Michael graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in biology from King's College, Wilkes-Barre. He enjoyed music, reading and family time. Michael was very proud of the accomplishments of his children and dearly loved his wife. Mr. Mras was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 25 years, the former Bonita (Bonnie) Awdakimow, children: Erin, Emily and Neil Mras, all at home; brothers: John of Dallas, Timothy of Kingston and Douglas of Exton; sisters: Maureen Berryman and Suzanne Mras, both of Kingston; step-father: Ted Sisco of Sylvan Lake. Funeral will be held Saturday at 10:30 AM from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek with a mass of Christian burial at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth. Friends may call Friday from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the funeral home. The family requests that if desired, memorial contributions be sent the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, Il 60693 or the charity of donor's choice.