John M. Vincavage

John Michael Vincavage Sr., 75, of Exeter passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Alexander and Helen Kolesar Vincavage. He was a graduate of Duryea High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the former Sullivan Trail Mfg. Co., West Pittston.

He was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. He was a member of the Swoyersville American Legion Post 644.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoy spending time at his cabin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joan M. Antisavage, on June 13, 2006.

Surviving are his sons, John Vincavage Jr. and his wife, Wendy, Exeter; Kevin Vincavage and his wife, Lita, Richmond, Va.; granddaughter, Tiffany; a grandson to be born in August; brother, Bernard Vincavage, Harding; nephews.

The funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday from Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston, celebrated by the Rev. Gary Messinger. Interment will be held in the Parish Cemetery, Pittston.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Parastas services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.

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Funeral Home

Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc.
204 Main Street Duryea, PA 18642
(570) 457-4301

Published in Citizens' Voice from July 20 to July 21, 2014