John P. McDonough II

John P. McDonough II, 61, a South Scranton resident, died Friday in Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA Inpatient Unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was married to the love of his life, the former Patrice Karpinski, for more than 20 years.

Born in Scranton, son of Erylene Greene McDonough, Scranton, and the late John P. McDonough, he was a member of Divine Mercy Parish. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and Johnson School of Technology, where he earned his associate degree in specialized technology and his degree in building construction technology. John was a self-employed contractor. He was a member of Friendly Senior Citizens and the Knights of Columbus, Scranton Council 280, where he served two terms as grand knight.

John was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, son, uncle and godfather, who will be deeply missed.

The family extends its deepest thanks to Drs. Barry Minora and Alexander Talos, the GI nurses at Regional Hospital and the staff and nurses of Commonwealth Hospice, for all the care and compassion offered to John.

Also surviving are John's cherished son, John P. McDonough III, at home; an aunt, Grace Ponicsan, Harrisburg; his goddaughter, whom he loved dearly, Erylene Cooke, Scranton; his brother-in-law, Edward Cooke, Scranton; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Earl and Mary McGavin Greene; his paternal grandparents, James and Mary Langan McDonough; and a sister, Mary Grace Cooke.

The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. from the August J. Haas Funeral Home Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass at 10:30 in St. Joseph's Church at Divine Mercy Parish, to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Minooka section of Scranton.

Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, PA 18505.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.augusthaas funeralhome.com.

Funeral Home

August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc.
202-204 Pittston Avenue Scranton, PA 18505
(570) 343-4064

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 22, 2014