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John S. Pitcavage

Wednesday, July 29, 1942Wednesday, February 5, 2020

John S. Pitcavage, 77, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 05, 2020, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.

John was married to the former Barbara Youngblood and they would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on February 14th.

Born on July 29, 1942, in Wilkes-Barre, John was the son of the late John T. and Elizabeth (Piskorik) Pitcavage. 

John graduated from the former West Side Central Catholic High School, where he played football and was a member of the track team.  He also attended Penn State, majoring in business.

A United States Army veteran, John honorably served his country for two years during peacetime.

John and his family owned and operated the former Pitt's Market, Swoyersville, priding themselves in keeping their kielbasa recipe top secret. In his earlier years he was a meat cutter, and then went on to be a corrections officer at the Luzerne Correctional Facility, and a baker at Bakery Delight retiring from there due to his declining health.

Hunting and fishing were John’s favorite pastimes. He took many neighborhood children; his nephews; his daughter, Therese; his son, Paul; and his grandson on their first hunting or fishing trip, and he always made sure it was a memorable day for them.  He had more hunting and fishing trip stories in his memory bank and he loved to tell the stories.

A man of faith, John was a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. John received several awards from the Diocese of Scranton for his dedication as a Religious Education Coordinator and teacher.

John was a longtime member of the American Legion, Andrew Lawrence Post 644, Swoyersville, and also served as a Democratic committeeman for many years.

In addition to his parents, John and Elizabeth, John was preceded in death by his infant sister, Betty Ann.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, John is survived by his three children, Kathleen, Paul and Therese Pitcavage, all of Shavertown; and his grandson and sidekick, Matthew Pitcavage, who was the highlight of his life.

Additionally, John is survived by his brothers, Thomas and his wife, Elizabeth, El Paso, Texas; David and his wife, Marilyn, Shavertown; Edward and his wife, Lizabeth, Pringle; his sister, Barbara Ann Talaska, Wyoming; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Monday, February 10, 2020, 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 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Daniel A. Toomey officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville, where Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army.

Family and Friends are invited to attend John’s viewing which will be held on Sunday, February 09, 2020, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, at the funeral home.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702.

 

 

Service Date
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:00am
Services

A viewing for John will be held on Sunday, February 09, 2020, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Monday, February 10, 2020, 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 8:45 and 9:00 AM on Monday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Daniel A. Toomey, Family Friend, will serve as celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville, where Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army.

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

Saint Mary's R.C. Cemetery, Swoyersville | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish | View Map

Condolences

Sorry for your loss Therese and family. We are thinking of you. Tim and Rachael Hillcoat
Dear Dave, My sincere condolences on the passing of your brother. Karen Habersky, Dallas, PA
I never know exactly what to say at a time like this. I truly at a loss for words. My heart aches for your family. Mr Pitt was always like a second dad to me, so whenever Kathleen was in trouble you knew I was too. That's because he loved me like his own. So to Mr Pitt I say rest in peace, fly high and say hi to my brother and nana for me. Dawn Chwastyk
Therese, I am thinking of you in this difficult time of loss. My prayers are with you & your family. My Sincerest Condolences. Evelyn Garcia-Bailey
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Richard and Barbara Kirschner
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