John Bednarski, 65, of Kingston passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
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Born Feb. 14, 1948, in Hanover Township, he was the son of the late John and Agnes Swedo Bednarski.
He was a graduate of Hanover High School and a member of Holy Parish Family of Luzerne.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and served with the Pennsylvania National Guard, 109th Field Artillery, for six years.
He was employed by MotorWorld, as a pre-owned automobile salesman, since 2004. Prior to this, he was employed by J&B Automobile Cars, Motor Twins and Coccia Ford.
Throughout his life, John greatly enjoyed to hunt, fish and spend time working in his yard. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and enjoyed John Wayne movies. His greatest joy was spending time with his children.
Surviving are his children, John R. Bednarski, Kingston; Heather Soska and her husband, Matthew, Kingston; Kimberly Bednarski, Afghanistan; former wife, Nancy (Marks) Bednarski; siblings, Terri Gula and her husband, Jim, Hanover Township; Ann Henry and her husband, Jack, Shavertown; James Bednarski and his wife, Annie, Wilkes-Barre; Jean Torporcer and her husband, Bernie, Hanover Township; Mary Spess and her husband, George, Shavertown; Donna Rigol and her husband, Dave, Wilkes-Barre; Maria Bailey and her husband, Scott, Hanover Township; Judi Mumie, Drums; numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to meet for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Family Parish, 574 Bennett St., Luzerne. Interment will be in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth.
Please visit sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com for directions or to submit condolences to John's family.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 25, 2013