John J. Mulhern Jr.

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On Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, after a long battle with brain cancer, John peacefully and beautifully passed away in his home surrounded by family love and his favorite music.

John was born Sept. 21, 1955, at Nesbitt Hospital, Kingston. John attended Dallas High School, Class of 1973, Penn State University and various technical schools.

John served in the U.S. Army as an E-4 specialist from 1975 to 1977.

He was employed by Commonwealth Communication/Frontier in various positions for 35 years.

John's hobbies included motorcycles, cooking and music (especially blues). John was a member of the Back Mountain Enduro Riders club for 15 years, where he met his second family and forever friends. John will be tremendously missed by anyone who has ever had the pleasure of meeting him.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Mulhern Sr. and Elizabeth Callahan Mulhern, and sister-in-law, Lori Ann Spayd Mulhern.

He is survived by his loving wife, the former Patrice Holup; children, Leigh Mulhern, adoptive son, Curtis Mulhern, Brittany Barchik Dunn and husband, Michael, and Rhayanin Barchik; brother, James Mulhern; sisters, Anne Lacy and husband, Roger, and Elizabeth Smith; plus numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to especially thank Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their unbelievable help.

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Friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of John's life at Patrice and John's home on Bennett Street, Luzerne, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. "Go Rest High on the Mountain."
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 16, 2013
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