John W. Kawka

John W. Kawka, 43, of Galilee, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.

Born on September 23, 1969 in Bayonne, New Jersey, he was the son of Lynette Holmes Kawka of Galilee and the late John M. Kawka.

John was a member of the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church and the Unity Grange in Galilee. He moved to Wayne County with his family when he was just one year old; he loved the rural country life. John enjoyed the Delaware River where he made many fond memories swimming, fishing, and boating with his father and his son, John Michael Kawka.

His entire life revolved around his son, and they spent every minute they could together; they had fun playing baseball and football.

John will be remembered as the most wonderful son, brother, and father.

He was a friend to everyone. His mother will always remember his parting words to her, "I love you, Mom." John will greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his mother and his son, he is also survived by: a sister, Patrice Marie Barry and her husband Ken of Sugar Hill, Georgia; an aunt: Connie Gattuso of Carteret, New Jersey; six cousins, twelve second cousins, and four third cousins.

Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the .

Arrangements are attended by the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home 1228 North Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.

Published in Wayne Independent on Mar. 8, 2013