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John Wasnick

June 16, 1922 — July 16, 2011

John Wasnick, 89, son of Alex and Katherine Wasnick peacefully passed away Saturday.

Jack, as family and friends knew him, was born on June 16, 1922 in Wilkes-Barre.

After honorably serving in the United States Coast Guard during World War II, Jack graduated from Catholic University earning his Juris Doctorate in 1951.

His education led him to a lifelong professional career as a trial attorney for AllState Insurance.

Jack was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Always believing in the good of others, Jack was an enduring foundation of encouragement and guidance to many. He enjoyed a full and wonderful life with his family and friends.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Jean, and their sons, Dr. John and his wife Wendy Wasnick and James and his wife Heather Wasnick; a brother: Dr. William and his wife Eleanor Wasnick and sister-in-law, Mildred Shovlin; grandchildren: Hamilton, Ashley and Erick; nephew and nieces: Dr. Robert (Carla) Wasnick; Carol (Howard) Domsky; and Diane (John) D’Adamo; Great-nephews and -niece: Robert, Eric, Michael and Lauren.

Jack’s life will be celebrated with a Funeral Mass at 1 PM on Wednesday in the Chapel at Little Flower Manor, 200 South Meade Street in Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Hanover Township.

Visitation will be held in the Chapel from 12:30 to 1 PM.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Little Flower Manor.

Jack’s entire family extends its sincerest appreciation to the many friends and neighbors who have been so supportive to him and his family, and special thanks to the staff of Little Flower Manor for their care and understanding.

Arrangements by McLaughlin’s.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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