John J. Pasternak 79, of Lake Carey died Sunday February 22, 2015, at Sacred Heart Hospice in Dunmore.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Gloria Wagenhoffer Haran Pasternak.
John was born in Wilkes-Barre Township on August 4, 1935, son of the late John Bernard and Mary Hedwig Papciak Pasternak.
John graduated from Wilkes-Barre Township High School in 1954 and then was employed by
Central Slipper, John B. Corrigan Breaker, and finally at Proctor and Gamble in Mehoopany for 23 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of the Church of Nativity B.V.M. in Tunkhannock; Dutch Mountain Land Owners Association; Wilkes-Barre Township Sportsman Club; and the Lake Carey Cottagers Association.
John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. John built his home at Lake Carey and made it a happy home for all. He and his wife, Gloria, lived and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his life, and passed his love of the outdoors to his sons, Jack and Ron. They followed in his footsteps and continue to carry on the Family Tradition which their Grandpa Jack started. John had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, sharing his hunting and fishing experiences, as well as his childhood memories. Many more happy memories were made at the hunting cabin, where everyone would gather and enjoy John and his many great and funny stories.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Marian Rozanski, Rita T. Fedak, and Florence D. Chintalla; Nephew Ronald Rozanski; Niece Debbie Chintalla.
He is survived by his Sons: John Leo and Martina Pasternak, Larksville; Ronald Bernard and Cheryl Pasternak, Lake Carey. Granddaughters: Amanda Pasternak, Jacqueline, and Adam Sweet; Kaitlin Pasternak. Nephews: John and Holly Rozanski; Gary and Sandra Rozanski; David Fedak. Nieces: Ruth and David Koval; Dianna Chintalla; Mary Collette and Douglas Trostle. Great Nephews and Nieces: Eric Koval, Anthony Rozanski, Betsy Brown, Stephen Rozanski, Michael Rozanski, Marc Trostle, Stephen Trostle.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock on Thursday February 26th at 10:00 AM, with Father Richard Polmounter Friends and family are asked to go directly to the church Interment will be at the Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702; National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, 2001 Beacon Street, Suite 204, Boston, MA 02135, or Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen, Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657.
For directions and on line condolences please visit www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.