John J. Konyar

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HUGHESVILLE — John J. Konyar, 82, of 713 Market St., Trevorton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the home of his son, Kim Konyar, of Hughesville, whom he was living with for the past seven weeks.

Born in Ranshaw, Oct. 11, 1930, he was a son of the late Andrew and Helen (Madara) Konyar.

John was married Nov. 24, 1951, in St. Patrick Church, Trevorton, by the Rev. Bolen to the former Lena E. Bucher, who preceded him in death March 16, 2011.

John was a lifetime resident of Trevorton and attended Trevorton schools.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952 as a master sergeant who saw active duty in the Korean War.

He was a coal miner with Konyar Coal Company for many years and later worked at the Trevorton Colliery before retiring from Dorsey Trailers, Northumberland.

John was a member of St. Patrick Church, Trevorton, and was the parish cemetery sexton for many years.

He was a member of Trevorton American Legion Post 92, Trevorton VFW Post 7813, Trevorton Senior Action Center and Hucklebuck Hunting Camp.

He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Ray Krieger, of Allenwood; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kim and Monica Konyar, of Hughesville, John and Julia Konyar, of Dover, and Ty and Melissa Konyar, of Halifax; five grandchildren, Angela, Alyssa, Jon, Jason and Chelsea; six great-grandchildren, Taiten, Thayne, Tralyn, Eveyn, Ava and Jay; two sisters, Margaret Myers, of Elysburg, and Dolly Yocum, of Coal Township.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Grayson Jackson, and two sisters, Mary Bartholomew and Louise Rieger.

KONYAR — John J. Konyar, 82, of 713 Market St., Trevorton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church, Trevorton, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, with the Rev. Adrian Gallagher as celebrant. Viewing will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Trevorton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's memory to Veterans Memorial Fund, c/o Trevorton American Legion, 527 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton 17881. Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, has charge of arrangements.
Published in The News Item on Oct. 29, 2012
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