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John Nemetz, Jr.

December 29, 1933 - January 13, 2022

U.S. Veteran

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John Nemetz, Jr., age 88, a longtime Pittston Twp. resident, passed away Thursday at The Gardens at Tunkhannock, after an illness. He was preceded in death on September 20, 2011, by his beloved wife of 48 years, Joan (Gardner) Nemetz.
Born in Scranton on December 28, 1933, and son of the late John, Sr. and Caroline (Demeck) Nemetz, John was educated in Scranton Schools before proudly serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean Conflict.
He was the owner and operator of Anthracite Roofing Company prior to his retirement and in the 1980’s, John found calling in the Christian ministry having served as an assistant pastor at the New Hope Church.
Now at peace and reunited with Joan, he’ll never be forgotten.
He is survived by his loving family; children, Laureen Naylor and husband Daniel of Factoryville, Kathleen Shepherd and husband Randy of Larksville and John Nemetz, III and wife Victoria of Factoryville; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Rita Slowey of FL and Carolyn Hoppel of Moosic; and many nieces and nephews.
Sons, William and Daniel Gardner, and brothers, Paul and Frank Nemetz, also preceded him in death.
Private service arrangements with burial at Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst Twp. are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.