John J. Grella

Obituary
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John J. Grella, 76, of Avoca, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at his home.

He was born in Avoca on Oct. 30, 1942, and was the son of the late Frank and Mildred Babiarz Grella.

John was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca, he was a 1960 graduate of Scranton Central High School, and he attended the University Of Scranton.

John worked many years for his family business, Grella Sew and Vacuum, Duryea. He was an avid reader and was a classic sport car enthusiast. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph and Frank Grella Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Cavalari Grella; son, Christopher Grella and his fiancée, Nichole Sholcosky, Avoca; daughters; Betsy, Avoca; Mary Jane and her companion Kim Eckley, Avoca; and Lynn Marie Potoski and her husband, Thomas, Exeter; grandchildren; Jonathan, Sky and Kaelee; great-grandson, Conor; brother, Richard and his wife, Paulette, Duryea; aunts, Mary Jane Kuchar and Violet Grabowski; brother-in-law, Ernest Cavalari and his wife, Mary; and brother-in-law, Ray Cavalari; dog, Jake; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladicka officiating.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca.

Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for the Mass. There will be no procession from the funeral home.

Condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.
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Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc.
255 McAlpine St.
Duryea, PA 18642
570-457-4387
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Published in Citizens' Voice from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2018