John S. Manko, Jr.

John S. Manko, Jr.

March 15, 2012


John S. Manko, Jr., Dunmore, formerly of Daleville, died late Thursday night after complications from liver disease in the Kindred Hospital at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after an illness.  His wife of 29 years is the former Rosemary Karsnak.

He was born in Eynon, son of the late John S. and Stasia Marchelitis Manko, Sr. and was a graduate of the former Archbald High School.  He was of the Catholic faith.  Prior to retirement he had been employed by General Dynamics for 31 years as a CNC machinist.

Also surviving are children Michelene Manko, John Manko, III, Holly Demkosky, Lisa Peters and Lori Prezkop; siblings Stasia Bell, Gloria Wandell and Donald Manko; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a sister Rosemary Yesalevich.

A Blessing service will be held Tuesday at 10am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Friends may call Monday from 6-8pm.

Interment, private at the convenience of the family in Fairview Memorial Park.

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One Comment

  1. Melanie Shirk

    To my Aunt Rosie, my cousin Lori and Lisa,

    I am extremely sorry about the loss of Uncle John and I wish I could have been there. Things are so hectic when you have two teenagers who are involved in sports and two little ones who are in daycare. Scott’s oldest, Jareth made it to States for swimming and we were away that weekend at Bucknell University to cheer him on. He swam very well! I did think about you all that week and wished I could have been there with you. I talked to Dad and Sally this past weekend when they came down and they told me about the viewing/funeral. Again, I am so sorry I couldn’t be there. I hold all the memories I have of Uncle John in my heart and I will cherish them forever. The next time we come up home, I am going to visit him. If you need to contact me or drop me and email, my information is the following:

    Melanie Shirk
    22 Hamilton Road
    Boiling Springs, PA 17007

    I miss and love you all. I am truly sorry about Uncle John’s passing. I can’t imagine how you, Aunt Rosie, are feeling. I love you.

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