John Petrillo

John Petrillo
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.
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  1. frannie genello bladt and family

    Sue, Petey, Rocco and Pat,

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Johnny. He was always a good friend and I have many fond memories of our younger Bunker Hill days. Unfortunately I am unable to attend but my thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish we kept in better contact.

  2. Jimmy Dougher the Plumber

    One of the great guys from Bunker Hill. God Bless

  3. grace scarloss

    To John’s family, I am very sorry to hear of Johnnie’s passing. As cousins growing in Bunker Hill we shared many good times. I remember
    going on hikes in the woods to pick berries as well as just exploring
    the area and eatng our lunch. I remember going swimming at Nay Aug park. We had a good time growing up together. I will remember John in my prayers. May his soul rest in peace. Grace Petrillo Scarloss

  4. Jack Fallon

    Just found out about Johnny. I worked with him in California. One of the great ones. Sorry he’s gone.

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