John J. "Jack" Monahan, 75, Throop, died early Friday morning surrounded by his family in the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital in Scranton. He and his wife, the former Margaret Barth, had celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on May 22.
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Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Patrick H. and Loretta Norton Monahan. He was retired from the Pennsylvania State Police and was a member of the Dunmore PSP John Hancock Memorial FOP Lodge 46 and had also served in the Pennsylvania National Guard 109th Infantry. Jack was a graduate of Throop High School, class of 1955, and the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Throop, the Irish Men's Association and the Tauras Club in North Scranton.
Jack was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and his family. His pleasures in life included attending his children's and grandchildren's activities and sporting events. He loved woodworking and creating pieces that his family and friends could enjoy. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family to various locations and spent many days cheering for his beloved Philadelphia Phillies and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. But most of all he was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed more than words can express.
His family would like to express its gratitude for the excellent care and compassion shown to Jack during his stay in the 500 wing of Green Ridge Health Care.
Also surviving are three daughters, Patricia Monahan and her companion, Chuckie Tanana, Throop; Maureen Schnautz and her husband, Les, Hamilton, Ohio; and Kathleen Brown and her husband, Ed, New Britain, Pa.; a son, Timothy Monahan and his wife, Jennifer, Throop; two sisters, Rita Mullen, Archbald; and Clare Winters, West Orange, N.J.; six grandchildren, Aaron Polon, Ryan and Sean Schnautz, and Maggie, Kelly and Matthew Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Monahan.
The funeral will be Tuesday with Pennsylvania State Police honors from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St. in Dunmore with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Parish in St. Anthony's Church, Rebecca Street in Throop. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.
Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.
To send the family an online condolence or for more information, please visit www.DunmoreFuneral Home.com
Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times on July 21, 2013