John J. Jason

John J. Jason, 94, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, currently of the Holy Family Residence, died Saturday in the Regional Hospital of Scranton.   His wife was the former Carmela DeQuinqua who died in 1986.

Born 1922 in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Victor and Mary Sopko Jason.  He attended Dunmore Public Schools.  After retiring from General Dynamics he worked part time as a driver for Swade Auto Auction.  He was an active member of the former Christ the King Parish until it’s closing.   He was also a member of the Columbus Club, West Scranton.   John served our country honorably in the United States Navy during World War II where he was a gunner.  He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal.

John was a true Boston Red Sox and Penn State fan.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to have known him.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff and the Little Sisters of the Poor of the Holy Family Residence for the truly compassionate and dedicated care given to John during his time at the residence.

Surviving are daughters Sharon D’Ambrosia and her husband John of East Greenwich, RI;  Maryann Coyle and her husband Richard of Dunmore and Susan Safko and her husband Robert of Sturges; sons John Jason, Jr. of Dunmore and Paul Jason and his wife Diane of Wilkes-Barre Township;  a brother Vincent Jason and his wife Lucy of Dunmore;  grandchildren Richard and his wife Tammy, Jason and his wife Monica, Lauren, Jacqueline, Paul G., and Marissa;  great grandchildren Richie, Madison and Michael;  nieces and nephews.   

He was also preceded in death by his grandson David Coyle; sister Anna Petriello, Mary Yaswinski, Margaret Antonis and Catherine Neureuter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30am in the Chapel at Holy Family Residence 2500 Adams Ave. Scranton.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7pm in the Maloney Lounge at Holy Family Residence.

Interment, Holy Family Cemetery, Throop.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Holy Family Residence 2500 Adams Ave. Scranton 18509.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash St., Scranton.

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