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John A. Kobierecki

July 1, 2015

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The funeral with military honors will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. Entombment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dickson City. Friends may call Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Visitation Church or School.

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John A. Kobierecki, 89, of Dickson City died Wednesday July 1, 2015 at home. He is survived by his wife the former Ann Santone, daughter of the late Ernest and Laura Santone of Philadelphia. They would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on August 12, 2015.

Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late John and Margaret Konikowski Kobierecki. He was a member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. He was an active church member, serving as an usher for over 45 years, a bingo worker for over 45 years, an altar server at the First Friday evening services for over 50 years, his favorite service. He attended the Retreat League at St. Alphonsos in Tobyhanna for 20 years, was president of the Holy Name Society, member of the Sacred Heart Enthronement, and currently a member of the Catholic Men’s Conference at Kings College.

John was a 1944 graduate of Dickson City High School, and he was the reunion chairman for the past twenty five years. He was trained at BOK Vocational school in Philadelphia. John and his brother Joe founded Kobierecki Body Works and operated the business for over 53 years. The business in currently operated by his son Mark.

John served with the US Navy during World War II aboard the USS Sitka, an assault troop transport, in the Asiatic and Pacific Theaters of Operation. John was also a member and past commander of Dickson City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5937 and currently he is a member of Dickson City American Legion Post 665 and Jessup Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5544.

John was an avid crossword puzzle solver, enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and enjoyed a game of golf. He enjoyed time with his grandchildren and spent many enjoyable hours with them in the basement of his home where there were many various games and different projects.

Surviving are three sons, John and wife, Lavon, Mechanicsburg, Paul and wife, Pamela, Dickson City and Mark and wife, Pamela, Dickson City; ten grandchildren, John, Angela, Mark, Michael, Santina, Katie, Paul Jr., Blaise, Billy and Shawanda; a sister, Pearl Srebro, Fayetteville, NC; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, Chester, Stanley and Felix Kobierecki.

The funeral with military honors will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. Entombment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dickson City.

Friends may call Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Visitation Church or School.

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Mr. Kobierecki loved to boast about his family. He always had a big smile to go along with his big heart. That smile is what I will remember. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Kobierecki family. We will all surely miss the presence of this truly kind and loving man.

Posted by Barbara Klotz on July 4, 2015