John Vincent Gunsior

John Vincent Gunsior, 84, formerly of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Community Living Unit of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.

He was born March 7, 1930, the first son of the late Benjamin and Lottie Kulas Gunsior.

John was a 1949 graduate of Plains Memorial High School. He joined the Army after graduation and was a U.S. veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired honorably as a sergeant first class after 22 years of service. Following retirement, he had worked for the Roth Novelty and Kay Wholesale Drug. Co. John enjoyed spending Sundays at the Narrows Flea market and most recently, he enjoyed the activities provided to the Veterans by the VA Recreational Department. He was happiest when spending time with his wife of 59 years, Rose Sconda Gunsior.

John was a member of the Plains Polish American Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion Post 558, Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 16 and St. Monica's Parish, formerly St. Joseph's Church, Wyoming.

Surviving are his wife, Rose; and his five children, and their spouses, Leonard and his wife, Carol Gunsior, Wyoming; Rebecca and her husband, Phillip Worby, Hillsboro, New Jersey; Deborah and her husband, Kenneth Bryden, Exeter; Michele, Gaithersburg, Maryland; and John Benjamin and his wife, Carlene, Philadelphia.

He has six grandchildren: Joseph Gunsior, Craig and Nicholas Worbym, Danielle, and Kenneth Bryden and the newest grandchild, Luke Gunsior.

He will be missed also by his siblings, Betty McPherson, New Jersey; Carol Gilman, Florida; Rose Wetherell, Iowa; Peter Gunsior, New Jersey; and Leonard Gunsior, Virginia, and all his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Celia Sconda and Sophie Wetherell.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish in Immaculate Conception Church, Luzerne Ave., West Pittston.

Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in John's name to the Veterans Recreation Department of the VA Medical Center, Plains Township.

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Gubbiotti Funeral Home
1030 Wyoming Avenue Exeter, PA 18643

Published in Citizens' Voice from May 11 to May 12, 2014