John Lord Sr.

John Lord Sr., 63, who resided most of his life in Luzerne, but most recently of Plymouth and Kingston died March 20, 2013 at St. Luke's Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by his loving family.

John was the son of the late Mervin Lord and Doris Gosart Lord Roberts. John's joy in life was his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Before he became ill, John worked in the lawn maintenance business.

John was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and was devastated by the death of his son, John Lord Jr., in a fire in 1995.

John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandra Vann Lord; daughter, Karen Lord and boyfriend, Dennis Matic; brothers, Arthur (Butch) Lord, Gregory Lord and Mervin Lord Jr.; sisters, Lois Atherton, Debbie Pockevich and Judy Petrausks; granddaughters, Amber Rodriguez, that was a second daughter to him, and her husband, Matt; Amanda Lord and Lex, Jessica Spry and Lamar, Nicole Lord and Frank and Alyssa Lord; grandsons, John Lord III and Shannon, Nicolas Lord and Kayla, Douglas Spry and Courtney; great-grandchildren, Tatiana, Julian, Nevaya, Jaiden, Anthony, Brenden, Jakara, Douglas Jr., Skylar, Gaige, Emma, Stephanie Justice; spouses of family members, Diane Lord, Dave Atherton, John Petrausks, Cheryl Lord and Janet Lord.

The family would like to thank Dr. William Boyle, nurses and techs at Fresenius Dialysis Center, Laird Street, Wilkes-Barre, and Dr. Chester Yavorski for the care they gave John. A special thanks to Lois and Amy for everything and to Sandy's boss Dave Rosenko for being a special and caring person. Also thanks to the home nurse of the VNA.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. James Quinn officiating.

Friends may call from noon until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, can be made to the Kidney Foundation.

For information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at

Published in Citizens' Voice from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2013