John J. Prislupsky, Clarks Summit, entered into heaven surrounded by his loving family on Saturday. He loved serving as an usher at St. Ann's Basilica, so it was fitting that the angels took him home on the feast day of St. Ann. He was the widower of Janice Gavin Prislupsky.
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Born in Taylor, son of the late Paul and Edith Zuby Prislupsky, he was a graduate of Taylor High School. Shortly thereafter, he married the love of his life, Janice. The two were inseparable. John was a former driver for RC Cola, and before retirement was employed by Moses Taylor Hospital. He also made deliveries for numerous local pharmacies.
John raised his family in Scranton, and later moved to Clarks Summit with his daughter. Before his illness, he resided at Elan Gardens.
His wife, daughters and grandchildren were the loves of his life, and his son-in-law, Patty, was the son he never had. John was always behind the wheel as he traveled to all the games, recitals, plays and activities his grandchildren participated in. John was a man of few words, but when he spoke, his words were memorable. He was kind, caring and gentle. John would give you the shirt off his back or his last dollar and never complain. He was greatly loved, and will truly be missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to thank Dr. Yvonne Gallela, Anita McGowan, the staff at Mountain View Care Center, especially Danielle, who was with John when he passed, Jess, Margo, Mae, Iris and Kim; and also to Celtic Hospice, including Amy Guman, Connie Marshall, Linda Bonney, Lori Lynn O'Boyle and David Mastri.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Wallick, Dallas; and Mary Jo Pasqualichio and husband, Patrick, Clarks Summit; three grandchildren, Kelly Ann and Zachary John Wallick and Kody Joseph Pasqualichio; four brothers, Paul, Joseph and wife, Janet; Robert and wife, Janey; and David and wife, Donna; a sister, Gloria Joyce; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Ann's St., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Ann's Basilica. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call today 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Ann's Basilica, 1239 St. Ann's St., Scranton, PA 18504.
Thomas J Hughes Funeral Home
1240 Saint Ann St Scranton, PA 18504
Published in Scranton Times from July 28 to July 29, 2014