John "Pookie" Rubel Jr., 76, of Duryea, died Friday morning at home. He is survived by his beloved wife, Geraldine Cox Rubel.
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Born in Moosic on Sept. 11, 1937, son of the late John Sr. and Helen Myterotrsky Rubel, John was a graduate of Moosic High School class of 1955. A proud veteran of the Marine Corps, he was stationed in Japan during Vietnam and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Before retirement, he worked for more than 20 years for Dupont Motorlines as a mechanic. John was a member of Monroeton Rod and Gun Club and the NRA and attended Moosic Alliance Community Church.
John's favorite pastime was camping and hunting in Wyalusing. He was a loving husband, father and brother who will be dearly missed.
The family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley for the care and compassion given to John during his illness.
Also surviving are a daughter, Michelle Camp and husband, Lee, Murrells Inlet, S.C.; and a sister, Dorothy Leyshon, Inkerman.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Rubel.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, by the Rev. Doug Jensen, pastor of Moosic Alliance Community Church. Military honors will be offered by AMVETS Honor Guard.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Tuesday from 10 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Moosic Alliance Community Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic, PA 18641. Visit www.kearneyfu
neralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Kearney Funeral Homes
517 North Main Street
Old Forge, PA 18518-1811
Published in Scranton Times on June 22, 2014