Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church
Hazleton, PA
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John T. Karnoski

John T. Karnoski Obituary

John T. Karnoski, 78, of West Hazleton, passed away peacefully on Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, surrounded by his family.

He died after a long, brave fight against myelodysplastic syndrome.

John was born in Freeland to the late Michael and Edna Shore Karnoski.

He was married to the love of his life, Veronica Preputnik Karnoski for 52 wonderful years and had three children and three grandchildren. John was a graduate of Freeland High School and McCann School of Business, where he earned an associate degree in accounting.

As an accountant, John served as an assistant controller for Foldes Industries- Fun Footwear for 24 years. He then worked for Beltrami Enterprises for 12 years and finished his career with the Hazleton Area School District until his retirement in 2009.

John was a parishioner at St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Hazleton. He enjoyed spending time with his beautiful family and friends. He enjoyed watching planes, running his Lionel trains, and had a love of automobiles, particularly his prized Cadillac. He had a great sense of humor and was very well-known in the community. Everywhere he went, it was a good bet John would run in to someone he knew.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his brother, James Karnoski, Freeland.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his children, Dr. Tina Karnoski Myers and her husband, Michael, North Wales; Shawn Karnoski and his wife, Jennifer, Hazleton; Sherry Karnoski Errigo and her husband, Matthew, Westmont, Ill.; grandchildren, Aria Karnoski, Logan Errigo and Lydia Karnoski; and a brother, Mark Karnoski and his wife, Barbara, Freeland.

Friends and family can pay their respects from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday in St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Hazleton. COVID-19 protocols will be followed including wearing masks and social distancing.

This will be followed by a private funeral Mass that is open to immediate family only. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a donation to be made to St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church in John's name.

A celebration of life event is being planned for the summer of 2021.

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