John “Mouse” Berkosky, age 62 and a lifelong resident of Taylor, passed away Friday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore, after an illness.
Born on February 3, 1956 and son of the late Adam A. and Eleanor Ambrose Berkosky, John was a 1974 graduate of Riverside High School, where he enjoyed playing football and basketball.
John had a strong work ethic and built his career in the construction business, especially modular homes. Leaving behind countless memories including his love for the classic westerns Gunsmoke and Bonanza, playing shuffleboard, gardening and rooting for his favorite football team, The Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed watching his children play sports in their youth and staying current with their most recent hobbies. John left his mark as a skillful pool player in the area and was a humble guy with a big heart who also had a great sense of humor. He will be forever be loved by family and friends.
Surviving are his children: Casey Berkosky and wife Kaleena of Dupont and Tabitha (Brooke) Berkosky of Danville, Ca.; his step-daughter, Kristine Nesko, of Taylor; his siblings, Daniel Berkosky and Stanley Berkosky and wife Kathy, Barbara Marcin and husband John, all of Taylor, Marlene Delfino and husband Peter of Scranton, Marianne Schutt and husband Michael of Exeter and Dolores Matthews and husband Thomas of Avoca; and many nieces and nephews.
His family wishes to thank the entire staffs of Sacred Heart Hospice and the I.C.U. and P.C.U. of Geisinger C.M.C. for their collective care and compassion throughout John’s illness.
A blessing service will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. by the Rev. Scott Sterowski, pastor, St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Entombment will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum, Scranton.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.