John P. Healey

John P. Healey

October 12, 2014
John P. Healey, Dallas, formerly of Clarks Summit and New Jersey, died early Sunday morning in the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Medical Center Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit after an illness.  His wife is the former Dorothy Lodwick.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late William F and Elva Pippet Healey.   He was a graduate of West Scranton High School and attended Temple University.   Prior to his retirement he had been employed by Bell Telephone for 35 years in Sales and Marketing.  He was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers.   John was a United States Army veteran.
John was an avid Penn State football, Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.
The family would like to thank the staff of the John Heinz Rehabilitation Center and Celtic Hospice of Wilkes Barre  for the compassionate and dedicated care shown to John.
Also surviving are a daughter Lisa Bright and her husband Tim of Sewell, NJ; a son Paul Healey and his wife Colleen of Tunkhannock;  sisters Mary Elva Healey and Jo Hall and her husband Edward all of Traverse City, MI;  grandchildren Tyler Bright and Michael and Meghan Healey;  several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother William.
A blessing service will be held private at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
Interment, private in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.


  1. Thomas Jones

    Paul and Colleen,

    So sorry to hear the news of Paul’s dad. I hope that you find strength in your family and friends to help you through this difficult time. His legacy is a great family that will always remember what he did for them. Take care and blessings in the future.

  2. Colleen Clark

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart and prayers are with you.

  3. Joan Dolaoski-Piontek

    Dear Dorothy and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I remember you from high school. Stay close to you family and friends. I didn’t realize you lived in NJ as I’ve been here over 50 years. Take care of yourself during this time also. Fondly, Joan Dolatoski-Piontek

  4. Pete and Sandy LaCoe

    We were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We remember the good times we had when Paul and Dean were playing baseball. Also celebrating New Year,s Eve with you folks and Reed’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Paul and Lisa.
    Pete and Sandy LaCoe

  5. Betty & Carl Runkle, Reading, PA

    Jo, so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing … you and your family are
    in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Nancy and Bill Tighe

    Dot, we are so very sorry for your loss. Jack was such a nice man. You and your family are in our prayers.

  7. Maureen Hall Knipe

    I always loved his smile and the sparkle in his eyes.
    Love and hugs to all of you.

  8. Dave and Carol Richards

    Dear Dot, Alice just send me the announcement about Jack. Needless to say I was shocked! Please accept our sincere condolences, love and prayers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love,

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