John James Kintner, 50, of Meshoppen, passed away suddenly at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, on Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2013.
John was born in Meshoppen on April 13, 1963, a 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 Elk Lake High School. During his school years and after, John spent a lot of time working at his parents' grocery store, Kintner's Market, in Meshoppen. John also worked on the family farm and was employed for many years by Laird and Jeff Frantz Dairy Farm, also in Meshoppen.
John enjoyed being outdoors and spent many hours hunting on the family farm. In his spare time, John sold firewood.
John was a member of the Meshoppen Fire Co., spending many hours at the fire hall, and enjoyed helping with many chicken barbecues.
In addition to 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.
Surviving are his brother, William L. Kintner, Tunkhannock; sister, Mary Beth Harshbarger, Meshoppen; nieces and nephews; a special aunt, Madge (Sis) Abushady, Meshoppen; and special friends, with whom he lived for many years, Holly and Rick Stark, Meshoppen.
Family will receive friends at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial services and interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, at a later date and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Meshoppen Fire Co., P.O. Box 118, Meshoppen, PA 18630.