John Bednarski

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John Bednarski, 65, of Kingston, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Born Feb. 14, 1948 in Hanover Township, he was a son of the late John and Agnes Swedo Bednarski. He was a graduate of Hanover Area High School and a member of Holy Parish Family, Luzerne. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served with the Pennsylvania National Guard, 109th Field Artillery, for six years.

He was employed at MotorWorld as a pre-owned automobile salesman since 2004. Prior to this, he was employed at J & B Automobile Cars, Motor Twins and Coccia Ford.

Throughout his life, John greatly enjoyed to hunt, fish and spend time working in his yard. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and enjoyed John Wayne movies. His greatest joy was spending time with his children.

Surviving are his children, John R. Bednarski, Kingston, Heather Soska and her husband, Matthew, Kingston, and Kimberly Bednarski, Afghanistan; former wife, Nancy (Marks) Bednarski; brother and sisters, Terri Gula and her husband, Jim, Hanover Township, Ann Henry and her husband, Jack, Shavertown, James Bednarski and his wife, Annie, Wilkes-Barre, Jean Torporcer and her husband, Bernie, Hanover Township, Mary Spess and her husband, George, Shavertown, Donna Rigol and her husband, Dave, Wilkes-Barre, Maria Bailey and her husband, Scott, Hanover Township, and Judi Mumie, Drums; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to meet for Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, 574 Bennett St., Luzerne. Interment will be in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth.

Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences to John's family.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 25, 2013
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