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November 18, 2013

John C. Witkowski, 71, Shamokin

— SHAMOKIN — John C. Witkowski, 71, of 746 Trevorton Road, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 31, 1941, in Danville, a son of the late Alphonse and Cecelia (Czarniecki) Witkowsko. On March 13, 1964, in Shamokin, he married the former Jean Dudeck who survives.

John went to St. Anthony’s grade school in Ranshaw, was a 1959 graduate of Shamokin Catholic High School, and had attended Buffalo University. During high school, John played football and had played in a band called the 5 Revs. He served in the Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963. While in the Corps he attended college for two years and was one of the Pioneers of the Marine Corps. During his enlistment he served in the Bay of Pigs and continued on for 20 years of service in the Marine Corp Reserves.

John was employed by the J.F. Miles Company for 34 years as a project manager. He then went on to work as a technical engineer for the FAA and Dulles Airport. He was the owner of Witkowski Auction Company where he was known as Colonel Jack the Auctioneer.

He was a member of Mother Cabrini Church, Shamokin, a life member of the Brady Fire Company, the United States Marine Corps League, the Kulpmont American Legion Post 231, and the Kulpmont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8354.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Steve Pollock, of Minnesota, and Bonnie and Ray Topolski, of Shamokin; and seven grandchildren, Brandon, Elise, and Alyssa Hart, Colton Pollock, Matthew Topolski, AJ and Nicholas Witkowski.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Witkowski on Feb. 9, 2009.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, 120 S. Market St., Shamokin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Mother Cabrini Church, Shamokin.

Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program for John Witkowski, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

This notice is being reprinted with corrections.

 

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