John L. Holthaus, 77, of Wilkes-Barre passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in the care of Hospice of the Sacred Heart at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.
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He was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, to John L. and Mary Gannon Holthaus. He was a 1954 graduate of Coughlin High School and attended King's College.
Jack resided in New Jersey from 1963 until 2004, when he relocated back to his home town after the passing of his wife, Joan. He owned International Color Printing, Hillsborough, N.J.
Jack was an avid golfer and loved to travel with his wife, friends and family. He enjoyed the special times he spent with his grandchildren. His favorite places to dine were Ona Rosa in New Jersey and Patte's in Wilkes-Barre.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Williams Holthaus, and his parents, John L. and Mary Holthaus.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Richard Huntington and Dr. Carol Westbook, his oncologist, for their outstanding care.
Surviving are his sons, John Holthaus, Brick, N.J.; and James Holthaus, High Bridge, N.J.; and brothers, Michael Holthaus, Mountain Top; and Richard Holthaus and his wife, Ruth, Dallas. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren, Maggie, Jeffrey, Austin and Olivia, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Relatives and friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Condolences may be sent to www.eblakecollins.com.
E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on June 5, 2014