John L. Just, 83, of Dupont, died Tuesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Twp. His wife, Louise M. Just, died in 2011.
Born in Dupont on April 5, 1929, son of the late Louis and Josephine Rubico Just, John was a graduate of Dupont High School, class of 1946. He was an Army
veteran and served during World War II
. He continued his education with a degree in 1957 from the University of Scranton, where he also excelled at football. John was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.
Surviving are daughters, Denise Cross, Florida; Cheryl and husband, John Faulkner, Florida; and Anna and 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; a brother, Sam Just, Florida; sisters-in-law, Pat Arnone, California; and Janette Jones, New Jersey; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, John Just, in 1993.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass in the church. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com