Mishko , John . Obituary

John Arnold Mishko, 68, of Dickson City passed away peacefully at home after a brief battle with Alzheimer’s disease surrounded by his loved ones. Despite his illness, John maintained his wonderful sense of humor and was known by most of his friends and coworkers as “hotdog”.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John Mishko and Eleanor Mishko Barcola and he was a member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. John was a devout Catholic who carried his rosary in his pocket every where that he went. John was educated in St. Mary’s Parochial School and he was a graduate of Dickson City High School and Johnson College where he earned a degree as a millwright machinist.

John was most proud of having served his country for four years of active duty in the United States Navy, serving on the USS Saratoga Aircraft Carrier in the Mediterranean Sea. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 665 and the 40/8 club, Dickson City. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 11, Dickson City.

John worked until retirement at Proctor and Gamble for 28 years running their machine shop where he enthusiastically mentored all new entry level machinists. John was also a dedicated blood donor throughout his life.

John was a kind, loving and generous person whose zest for life was unparalleled. His financial contributions were well recognized throughout the area as John was an avid supporter of all organizations and people in need.

John's family would like to thank the nurses of Traditional Home Health and Hospice for their care and compassion during John's Illness.

Surviving is his fiancée Deborah Shaffer, grandson, Ronnie Roman, daughter, Michelle Mishko, brother, Dennis Mishko, sister, Ruth O’Connor and husband, James, stepfather, John Barcola and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral with military honors will be Friday 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. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dickson City.

Friends may call Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in John’s name.

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From: jillian mishko   07-Apr-15
My heart, my Uncle Johnny Amazing Uncle, Brother, Son, and Grandpa <3 ... readmore

From: JEAN WIVELL   08-Apr-15

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