John L. Just

Jan. 1, 2013

John L. Just, 83, of Dupont, passed way Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Dupont on April 5, 1929, he was a son of the late Louis and Josephine Rubico Just.

John was a graduate of Dupont High School, Class of 1946. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during World War II. He continued his education with a degree from the University of Scranton in 1957, where he also excelled at football.

John was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.

He was preceded in death by his son, John Just, in 1993, and his wife, Louise M. Just, in 2011.

Surviving are his daughters, Denise Cross, Florida, Cheryl and her husband, John Faulkner, Florida, Anna and her husband, Joe Joyce, Hughestown; grandchildren, Lawrence Cross, Christina Faulkner, John Faulkner, Alexandra Faulkner, Joe Joyce III, John Joyce, Brent Joyce, Kahli Joyce and Aidan Joyce; great-grandchildren, Annabel Joyce, Joseph Anthony Joyce, Adeline Joyce and Ava Maria Cross; brother, Sam Just, Florida; sisters-in-law, Pat Arnone, California, and Janette Jones, New Jersey; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass in the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Online condolences may be made at


Published in Times Leader on Jan. 6, 2013