John Detrick

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John "Papa John" Detrick of Scranton died Wednesday in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. His wife was the former Jean C. Bronson, who died March 26, 2009.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Donald and Eleanor Snyder Detrick, he was educated in Scranton public schools and attended Scranton Technical High School. John was an Army veteran. Before retirement, he was employed by National Pretzel. John was a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous, where he helped many people overcome their problem.

John was an avid motorcycle rider; he helped numerous people and was loving and kindhearted. He would do anything for anyone. He was an inspiration to many and that will continue on in his legacy.

He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend who will be deeply missed.

Surviving are three daughters, Melissa Detrick, Joy Petroziello and Lorie Detrick, all of Scranton; two sisters, Cathy Strackbien, Lake Ariel; and Donna Viskofski, Scranton; a brother, Dale Detrick, Scranton; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Detrick and Charlotte Poncavage.

The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1401 Capouse Ave., with services by the Rev. Arthur Davis, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church.

Friends may call Friday from noon until the service.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 14, 2013
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