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December 9, 1937 - April 15, 2019
John H. Loomis, age 81, a lifelong resident of Scranton, passed away Monday at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor, after an illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Marion Reid Loomis, on February 9, 2010.
Born on December 9, 1937, and raised in West Scranton, John was a graduate of the former Scranton Central High School. A career-long pharmacist, he would earn his Bachelors of Science from the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy before enlisting in the U.S. Army, prior to his Honorable Discharge in 1966.
After working for the Percy-Davis Pharmacy in West Scranton he would go on to open, own and operate the Loomis Pharmacy, also in West Scranton, before ultimately retiring from Sheeley’s Drug Store.
Deeply religious and strictly devoted to his Lord and Savior, John spent much of his life trying to spread Jesus’ Word to others, including through door-to-door ministry. The epitome of selfless, his life’s mission was to do for others. He was an active volunteer at St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and for many years he also served as a Cub Scout Leader. Kind, caring, giving and faithful, John’s legacy will long live on through his adoring family. He will forever be missed.
He is survived by three children, Lori Cooney and Linda Kerecman and husband Robert, all of Scranton, and John Loomis and wife Lindsay of Dickson City; four grandchildren, Justin Cognetti and wife Jenna, Victor Cognetti and wife Stacey, Ann Shafer and husband Robert, Alexandra Kerecman and John Loomis; five great grandchildren, Isaiah and Emily Shafer, Jake, Taylor and Olivia Cognetti; and nieces and nephews.
A son-in-law, Paul Cooney; and siblings, James Loomis and Marjorie Bolin, also preceded him in death.
His family expresses its appreciation to Riverside Center’s entire staff, especially the first floor unit, for treating John as if he was a member of their own family. They’ll be forever grateful.
Private services on Saturday by Rev. Michael “Sunny” Sunseri with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp., will be private.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to either St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen c/o 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503, or to St. Joseph’s Center – Children Fund c/o 2010 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18509.