John Joseph Mecca Jr., 81, of Dunmore, passed away Tuesday evening at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Clare Morris. The couple just celebrated 56 years of marriage on Aug. 21.
Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late John Joseph Sr. and Rose Marie Koloras. He attended the Dunmore public schools and received an associate's degree in business from Lackawanna Jr. College. He was a proud United States Army veteran and, prior to retirement, he was a supervisor for Haddon Craftsmen.
John was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed traveling with his family and friends. He loved playing the guitar, but most of all he cherished the time spent with his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Gilhooley, Dr. Ataul Qureshi, Dr. Rene Alvarez from Thomas Jefferson Hospital and his nurses Stephanie and Alicia and Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore for all of their care and compassion shown to John and his family during his illness.
Also surviving are daughters, Michelle Mecca, Christina Mecca and Janice Mecca, all from Dunmore; grandchildren, Cameron Dougher, Emma, Benjamin and Jacob Kernoschak; a brother, Salvatore Mecca, Florida; nephew, Warren Shotto and wife, Pam; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosanne Shotto; and a brother, Peter Mecca.
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Eulalia's Parish, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Twp. Interment is private at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Women's Resource Center, P.O. Box 975, Scranton, PA 18501.
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