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February 1, 1962 - September 27, 2020
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John “Kuch” Kuchinski, age 58, a lifelong resident of Moosic, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon at home. Surviving is his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 35 years, Robin (Coleman) Kuchinski— whose heart will forever be broken by the loss of her best friend and the greatest love of her life.
Born in Scranton on February 1, 1962, and son of the late Henry “Hank” and Tekla “Tek” (Rushefski) Kuchinski, John was a graduate of Riverside High School, Class of 1980. He worked as a supervisor for Cinram in Olyphant for 30 years prior to its closure before also serving as supervisor for Topps Co., Inc. in Scranton for the past ten years.
With a vigorous support for and pride in his country, John was a true patriot. He was a longtime volunteer for the Greenwood Hose Company where he had also served as past assistant chief.
Devoted to the outdoors, “hunting, fishing, and loving everyday” was a motto all knew John to live by. Often riding his quad, picking mushrooms and never missing the opportunity to go hunting or fishing. He was also a member of the Moosic Sportsman Club.
With a passion for sports, John was a die-hard fanatic of the N.Y. Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers; which we know he’ll ensure are on their Stairway to Seven! He was also the horseshoes-king.
An amazing cook, he will long be remembered for his hot sausage and kielbasa.
When in doubt, you could find Kuch in his garage, which was always open! Neil Young and Bob Dylan were always playing on full blast and John was always playing air guitar on a level or broom. The garage was an open invention: no one called—anyone and everyone showed up at any time, and John loved every moment of it.
A perfectionist who took pride in everything he did, he always made sure to do the right thing – and he always did. He was a deeply loyal friend who adored his family and truly loved every day of his life.
Taken too soon, he will be deeply missed by his loving family and countless friends.
Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca.
He is also survived by his adoring daughters, Kaitlyn Falandysz and husband Bobby of Moosic and Lindsay Dunn and husband Philip of Duryea; his grandson who certainly loved his “grumpy”, Philip John Coleman Dunn; his siblings, Andrea Schroff and husband Dr. Richard of Carrollton, Va., Henry and James Kuchinski, both of Moosic and Michael Kuchinski of Mechanicsburg; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Camille “Cookie” Coleman of Moosic; his sisters-in-law, Camille Chickeletti and husband Bruce and Kim Coleman Potter and husband Frank; nieces and nephews; and a mans true best friend, his blood hound, Jessie Jean.
A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Monday at 11:00AM at Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca, to be celebrated by Rev. Phil Sladicka, Pastor. Family and friends may pay their respects from 10:00AM until Mass at the church.
With John being President Donald Trump’s #1 supporter, it’s only fitting that memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. c/o 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.