John “Jack” Ware

Jack Ware, a lifelong resident of West Scranton, passed away Thursday morning at home surrounded by his loving family. His wife is the former Ruth Frost.

Born 1942 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Arthur, Sr. and Mary Thomas Ware and stepson of Winifred Mayer Ware, Taylor. Educated in Scranton schools, Jack was a graduate of the West Scranton High School. Jack was a truck driver working for various companies. Upon retirement from trucking, Jack began working with the James family in their funeral homes in Scranton and Lake Ariel. He took great pride in his duties and helping families in their times of need. He was of the Protestant faith. Jack was a proud and dedicated Freemason and was a member of Union Lodge F&AM 291, Scranton.

Jack loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He loved his yearly fishing trips to Canada but most of all Jack loved his family. Nothing made him happier spending time with his wife, son, grandchildren and brothers.

Also surviving are his son, Jack Ware and wife, Kimberly; grandchildren, Justin, Matthew, Calum and Jake Ware; his brothers, Arthur Sr., James, Thomas and Michael Ware; nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Warren “Butch” Ware.

Masonic services will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton.

Friends may call Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of the Masonic service.

Interment, private, Washburn Street Cemetery.


  1. Joanne

    I am so sad to see this. Jackie was a great guy and gentleman. He used to visit my work all the time to see my old boss and we became friends over the years. Always a good time when he visited. Strength and prayers to the Ware Family.

  2. Bob Edmondson

    I was so very sorry to hear of Jacks passing. Our sincere condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace.

    Bob Edmondson & family

  3. Robert Oakes

    So sorry to hear of Jacks passing..he was a good man and a friend who would do anything to help you. A real Teamster brother.

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