John J. Dushanko Jr.
FUNERAL HOME
McCune Funeral Service - Mountain Top
80 Mountain Blvd South
Mountain Top, PA
John J. Dushanko Jr., 47, of Mountain Top, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at his residence with his loving and caring family by his side.

Born in Kingston, he was a son of John J. and Barbara Kolojejchick Dushanko Sr.

John was a member of St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top. He graduated from the Wilkes-Barre School of Nursing Anesthesia in 1997. He worked as a CRNA at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

John was passionate about coaching and being a referee with the Mountain Top Youth Soccer Association. He inspired many of the young athletes he coached and treated the children like they were his own children.

John was a devoted and loving husband, father and friend. He truly lived for his high school sweetheart, his wife of 26 years, and his three daughters, whom he adored. He enjoyed and lived life to the fullest and never missed an opportunity to go on vacation or make a memory for and with his family. John and his family faithfully did everything together.

John unquestionably loved his work family and his job, which he was very good at, and enjoyed going to work each and every day. You could say that next to his family and his passion for soccer, John's work was a main focus in his life.

John is survived by in addition to his parents, his wife of 26 years the former Renae Scott, his three daughters, whom he cherished, Cortney, Caitlin and Carly, all at home; his siblings, Lisa Chimola and her husband, John; Dan Dushanko and his wife, Heather; Lynn Szafran and her husband, Ed; and Brian Dushanko and his wife, Anne; his godmother and aunt, Deborah Barna and her husband, Joe; and his brothers and sisters-in-law; along with his nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christina Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Jude Church, Mountain Top. All those wishing to attend are asked to go directly to the church.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top.

John's wishes are that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to Renae for the purpose of setting up college funds for his three children.
Published by Citizens Voice on Aug. 9, 2019.
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Dear Dushankos,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss---John and I were good friends in High School (and of course I remember his HS romance with Renae)---played soccer and basketball together---placed 50¢ wagers on every NCAA tournament game for years and generally shared a lot of laughs. Took him to the hospital when he had a soccer concussion... We lost track of each other long ago, but I hope he had fond memories of me, as I have of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Eric and Jennie Berlatsky (and family)
September 16, 2019
Ted BORTEl
August 26, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the Dushanko Family .
Jerry Flora. Hanover Township, PA
August 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God bless.
Ray and Joan Lepo , Swoyersville
August 10, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Thru his Aunt Debbie Barna I I have followed his journey n her Facebook. What a remarkable kind family man he was. He gave to his community. What an amazing legacy he left.
D D
August 9, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Renae. I remember you and John from the time your mother had the Girl Scout troop and how he wa s always willing to to help out. Lois Zabicki Donato
August 9, 2019
Renae and girls, I am so sorry for your loss.
Melissa Jonovitch
August 9, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Lynette Kaskus
August 9, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Lynette Kaskus
August 9, 2019
Renae,and the girls, I am sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you. May God Bless you all.
Karen Palmaioli
August 9, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. May his memory always be with you and bring you happiness and joy.
Diane Halliday
August 9, 2019
John, you were my best friend and work partner for many years. I could turn to you for any problem. I will miss you and love you forever.
Ann Fitzsimmons
August 9, 2019
Dear Dushanko family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of John. He was a great man and helped many people throughout his life. I remember John as a young man helping me get started as an altar server at St. Nick's in Swoyersville, along with his brother Dan. He used to make me do the epistle readings and the Creed on Sat nites. I am grateful for that as i now serve as a cantor in church and an altar server to this day. John was also in my sister's wedding, which was emotional for me as i walked my sister down the aisle. John also took great care of my mom when she took on heart bypass surgery several years ago at the general. May he be at peace and in no more pain. May his light shine down on us as we continue our journey here on earth. Lord, please grant rest to the newly departed servant of Christ and remember him forever! Vicnaja' Jemu' Pamjat'! Eternal Memory!
Brian Bankovich
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August 8, 2019
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