November 2, 2011
John Petrillo, Scranton, died Wednesday in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at the Community Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in the Bunker Hill Section of Scranton, he was the son of the late Rocco and Mildred Sakson Petrillo.
Johnny was a terrific cook, having worked in many restaurants in California and Florida. Before his illness he ran the kitchen at Jenny’s Inn in Dunmore.
John was of the Roman Catholic faith.
Johnny loved going to the race track, but above all loved his sister and brothers. He was very close to his sister in law Terri and brother in law Pat, who he loved like his sister and brother. He was a fantastic uncle and adored his nieces and nephews. One of his biggest joys was cooking for and having dinner at his sister’s house with his family on Mondays.
Johnny had a great sense of humor and was always the life of the party.
His family would like to thank Drs. Scialla and Cipriano for all the great care, compassion and friendship they showed John during the years of his illness.
Surviving are a sister Sue Trunzo and her husband Pat of Dickson City; brothers Rocco and his wife Terri of Dunmore and Peter of Scranton; nieces Pattianne Troiani and Rose Sember; nephews Peter Trunzo and Peter Vincenquara; great nieces; great nephews; aunts Magdelin Kohut and Agnes Sakson both of Jessup; numerous cousins.
Anyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to the church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave Scranton By. Rev. Joseph Sica.
Friends may call Friday from 5-8pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
For directions or to send the family an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com