John Bigar

John Bigar, 76, of Clarks Summit, died Friday morning at Abington Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Scranton, son of the late George and Ruth Pringle Bigar, he was a graduate of Clarks Summit High School. After high school he worked for Eureka Specialty Pprinting until joining the Army in 1960. He served in Korea for two years and then the reserves until honorably discharged in 1965. He won the marksman award (rifle) and worked as a telecommunications officer. After his service to our country, he again worked for Eureka until he moved to California. John then found his lifelong job with PennDOT. He worked for PennDOT for more than 30 years operating large machines and driving plow and salt trucks.

He loved fishing, hunting, bowling, skiing and had a great passion for gardening. John was an true animal lover and lived for his dogs. John will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are a brother, Michael Bigar and wife, Aileen, Clarks Summit; a sister, Susan Petroski, Scranton; six nieces and nephews, Michael Petroski, Greg, John, David, Wendy and Michele Bigar. He was also preceded in death by a brother, George Bigar; and a sister, Judith Bigar.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Milwaukee Cemetery, Ransom Twp. To send an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceey

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 4, 2013