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John J. Dzurek Jr.

Tuesday, October 17, 1950Saturday, June 22, 2019

John J. Dzurek Jr., 68, a lifelong resident of Swoyersville, passed into eternal life unexpectedly on Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

His loving wife is Jackie M. (Pickering) Dzurek. John and Jackie would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary this Wednesday, June 26th.

Born on October 17, 1950, in Kingston, John was one of four children born to the late John J. Dzurek Sr. and Rita (Boback) Dzurek.

John was a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, Class of 1968, and he went on to further his education at Luzerne County Community College, where he acquired his Associates Degree.

Prior to his retirement, John was employed as a carpenter by the former Dauksis Construction Company, Dallas. In his earlier years, he worked side-by-side with his father in their family carpentry business, the former Dzurek and Sons, Swoyersville.

A man of great faith, John was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish, Luzerne.

John enjoyed many things in life especially golfing; rooting on his favorite teams, the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Eagles; and he and his wife’s annual vacation to Virginia Beach.

Known by his family and friends to be a great jokester, John will be best remembered as a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Jackie; a caring and supportive uncle to his nieces and nephews; and a faithful and true friend.

In addition to his parents, John and Rita Dzurek, John was preceded in death by his sister, Deborah R. “Debbie” Muller, who passed away on December 25, 2012; and his brother, David A. Dzurek, who passed away on January 14, 2013.

In addition to his wife, Jackie, John is survived by his brother, Gerald Dzurek, of both California and Nevada; his niece and nephew who were both a constant support to John, Jessica Muller Moreira and her husband, Jorge; and Joshua Muller; his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and his dear friends, Janice Karnes, Dave Chappele, and Dr. Jim and Sharon Rondina.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 9:30 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Holy Family Parish, 574 Bennett Street, Luzerne.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Family and Friends are invited to attend John’s viewing which will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the Dzurek Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

Memorial Contributions may be made in John’s memory to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105; or to Holy Family Parish’s Food Pantry, 574 Bennett Street, Luzerne, Pennsylvania 18709.

 

Service Date
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:00am
Services

A viewing for John will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 9:00 and 9:15 AM on Friday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish, 574 Bennett Street, Luzerne.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.

 

Cemetery

Holy Trinity Cemetery, Swoyersville | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Holy Family Parish | View Map

Condolences

Johnny, You will be truly missed by Jackie and all your nieces, nephews and friends. You are probably playing a round of golf with David and then going fishing with dad (which you really didn't like to do). Missing you dearly your brother, Gerry
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Dear Tom,

How can I ever thank you enough for leading us through our recent experience!

I have received so many compliments on the obituary for Mike; the Funeral Mass; and the Military Ceremony at the Cemetery. Your input made all of this possible!

Rose Kayrish and Family