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John Paul Pietrzyk
January 02, 2021


John P. Pietrzyk, 54 of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Danville, he was the son of Joyce Shrader Pietrzyk and the late Anthony Pietrzyk.

John was employed as a GIS Manager for the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, where he just celebrated 20 years. He was a Nanticoke City Councilman and a Nanticoke football coach. John was an avid Buffalo Bills and Yankee fan.

John was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his mother, John is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Jennifer Townes; son, John, Jr., at home; daughter, Kristen and her fiancé, Corey Rehrig, Jim Thorpe; grandchildren, Emma and Anthony; brother, Charles Shrader and his wife, Rachel, Nanticoke; niece, Madison.

A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 7 PM at Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke. Friends may call from 5 PM until the time of service. Please note that masks and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Guestbook Entries

Oh God.... How can this be????? You have always been my joy and my pride, always! My heart is shattered. I cannot believe I will never hear your voice, your laughter, or the love you had for life itself. ~sigh, hiq in the world do I come to terms with this?? You were my son from another mother, but still my son in every way shape & form. I just don't know how to do this.

Carol Slominski (about 1 year ago)

I’m so sorry to hear that John passed away. He was a terrific neighbor and all around good guy.

Diane Klish (about 1 year ago)

One word that would describe the conversations I've had with John over the years would be humor. He was one of the few people that you could joke around with and share a laugh. I always appreciated that and I will always remember this quality that he embodied. The world is a little less funny now. He will be missed. God's blessings to his family…Jen, JP & Krissy

Tanya Casaldi-Czeck (about 1 year ago)

So very sorry for your loss. John was a great man and will be missed.

Nance and Paul Ushinski (about 1 year ago)

Prayers and condolences to all of John's family. May God keep you strong and comforted. John was a 1 in a million man. His bond with my son was like no other, and helped mold my son into the man he is today. Thank you to his wife and family for sharing such a remarkable man with the world. John, you will be missed like no other. May you rest in internal peace.

Jill Williams (about 1 year ago)

You were the father I never had, you inspired me to make positive change in the world, and I promise to always make you proud of the man I’ve become

Isaiah Hayes (about 1 year ago)

John y ou were a Great Friend And co-worker at A.S Powers @Sons you will be missed .

Andrew Bucikowski (about 1 year ago)

John earned his wings. We will never forget him and cherish every moment. One of the greatest men I have ever met; we are lucky to call family! Fly high, John! We love you, Jen, JP and Krissy!!!

Sean & Kathryn Spencer & Family (about 1 year ago)

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