John James Kintner, 50, of Meshoppen, passed away suddenly at the Geisinger Community Medical Center, in Scranton, on Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2013.
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John was born in Meshoppen, on April 13, 1963, the son of the late James W. Kintner who passed away on May 21, 2002, and Elizabeth A. Beck Kintner who passed away on March 7, 2006.
Growing up in Meshoppen, John was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School. While going to school and after, John spent a lot of time working at his parent's grocery store, Kintner's Market in Meshoppen. John also worked on the family farm, and worked for many years, for Laird and Jeff Frantz Dairy Farm, in Meshoppen.
John enjoyed being outdoors, and sent many hours hunting on the family farm. In his spare time, John sold firewood for many years.
John was a member of the Meshoppen Fire Company, spending many hours at the fire hall, and enjoyed helping with many chicken barbeques.
Surviving is his brother, William L. Kintner of Tunkhannock; his sister, Mary Beth Harshbarger, of Meshoppen; and nieces and nephews.
John is also survived by a special aunt, Madge (Sis) Abushady, of Meshoppen, and special friends, with whom he lived for many years, Holly and Rick Stark of Meshoppen.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Mark B. Harshbarger, who passed away on Sept. 14, 2006, and a special uncle, Ramsey Abushady who passed away on July 28, 2011.
Family received friends at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, on Monday evening. Memorial services and interment, in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen will be held on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church officiating. A luncheon will follow at Holly and Rick Stark's house in Myo Beach.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Meshoppen Fire Company, P.O. Box 118, Meshoppen, PA 18630.
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Apr. 24 to Apr. 30, 2013