John Edward Seiwell, 71, Moosic Heights, died Tuesday evening at home. He and his wife the former Virginia Handojo had celebrated 15 years of Marriage on September 25th.
Born in Weatherly, he was the son of the late Jean Margaret Hughes Cole and had served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. John was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish in South Scranton. Prior to retirement he was employed by J&J Snack Foods in Moosic.
John loved to laugh, he loved his family and his friends.
Also surviving are three daughters, Roos Coffield, Dunmore, Amanda Jyasukma and her husband Andry, Indonesia, and Amelia Panetti, Olyphant, two sons, Theo Kumala, Moosic Heights, and Teguh Tirta, Indonesia, six grandchildren, Trent and Isabella Coffield, Dunmore, Audie, Ardie, and Aldry Jayasukma, and Javiero Erlander, all of Indonesia, a cousin, Patricia Hughes, best friends, Yulianti and Jessie Dean, Al Pringle, Jason Pniewski and Arthur Gronkowski, as well as several sisters, nieces, and nephews and family in Jakarta, Austria, and Germany.
He was preceded in death by a sister and several brothers.
A blessing service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m.in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore. Friends may visit following the service until 12 p.m. at which time full military honors will be held.
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