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John V. (Beansie) Halko, Jr.
July 2, 1936 - August 13, 2015
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John V. “Beansie” Halko, Jr., age 79 of Moosic, died peacefully Thursday at home, surrounded by his daughters.
Born on July 2, 1936, John was a son of the late John, Sr., and Sophie Pohoda Halko. He was a lifelong resident of Moosic and was educated in the Moosic schools. Retiring after 40 years as an ironworker, John was a proud member of the Ironworkers Local #489. He was also a member of St. Stanislaus Polish National Cathedral, South Scranton.
John was a diehard baseball fan and loved the Atlanta Braves. He was known as the guy to go to when you needed something repaired as there wasn’t much he couldn’t fix. He was always willing to lend a hand or offer sage advice. John enjoyed the simple pleasures in life like caring for his lawn, polishing his truck and spending time with friends at the local donut shop. He was a devoted father, grandfather and brother and he will be forever missed.
He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Halko and fiance Darrell Digwood of Taylor, Donna Eiden and husband Jim of Shavertown and Christine Prusinski and husband Gene of Old Forge; his son, John Halko III, and wife Suzanne of Spring Brook Twp.; his sisters, Irene Harrison and husband Tom, Jessica DeSarro and husband Frank and Paulette Wincovitch and husband James (Winky), all of Moosic; his brother and best friend, Edward Halko and wife Susan of Moosic; his former wife, Betty Yedinak of Old Forge; four grandsons, Jason and Ryan Eiden, Justin Wastak and Andrew Halko; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A beloved grandson, Joseph Bieber, Jr., preceded him in death.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Guy Fasciana for his dedication and compassion over the years in caring for John.
Funeral services will begin on Tuesday at 10:00AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with an 11:00AM Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Polish National Cathedral, 529 East Locust Street in Scranton. Interment, Parish Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday between 5-8:00PM at the funeral home.