J ohn W. Bohan, 86, of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late John J. and Helen Cronin Bohan. He was a member of St. Francis Church and its Holy Name Society. A World War II veteran, he served as a corporal in the Army Air Corps where he was stationed in Newfoundland.
Mr. Bohan worked as a locomotive engineer for 42 years with the Pennsylvania Railroad and the D & H Railroad where he retired in 1981.
He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, the former Cecelia Bennett; sons John, Nanticoke; Michael and his wife Linda, Nanticoke; Kevin and his wife Maria, Shavertown; Richard, Nanticoke; daughter Kathleen Duda and her husband David, Plymouth Township; grandchildren Melinda, Kristen, Michael, Kevin, Patrick and Meghan; great-granddaughter Kayla; sisters Helen Smith, Mount Pocono; and Eileen McKeon, Middleburg, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday from the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 22 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 8:30 a.m. in St. Francis Church.
Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Kearney Funeral Home, Inc.
173 E. Green Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 16, 2007