June 18, 2012
Dr. Joseph Elechko Jr., 63, of Manchester, N.H., died Monday, June 18, 2012, at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born on December 16, 1948, in Scranton, and was a son of Joseph Elechko Sr. and Stella Kendzior.
He graduated from Scranton Central High School, class of 1966. He earned both his bachelor's and MBA degrees from Wilkes College. After graduation, he attended Temple University School of Pharmacy and later attended the University of New England School of Osteopathy from 1989 to 1993.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a resident of Hillsborough County Nursing Home for the past 20 years and the family would like to thank all the staff who worked and cared for him.
Always active in his community, he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and also liked skiing, hiking and fishing.
His wife, Johnyne Jo Supulski, MD, died in 2004.
Family members include his mother, Stella Kendzior of West Chester, Pa.; two daughters, Kristen Elechko of Florence, Mass., and Jennifer Elechko of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Peter Elechko and Jonathan Elechko, both of Goffstown, N.H.; grandchildren; three sisters, Ann Gallagher and Karen Elechko, both of West Chester, Pa., and Barbara Boyce of New Zealand; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, John "Jack" Elechko.
A Rite of Reception will take place on Friday in St. Marie Church, 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester, N.H., at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Brain Injury Association of America, 1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 110, Vienna, VA 22182.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St., is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information or to sign the online condolence book, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.