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October 28, 2012

John J. Konyar, 82, Trevorton

TREVORTON — John J. Konyar, 82, of 713 Market St., passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the home of his son, Kim Konyar, of Hughesville, with whom he lived for the past seven weeks.

Born in Ranshaw on Oct. 11, 1930, he was the son of the late Andrew and Helen (Madara) Konyar. John was married on Nov. 24, 1951, in St. Patrick Church, Trevorton, by the Rev. Bolen to the former Lena E. Bucher, who preceded him in death on March 16, 2011.

John was a lifetime resident of Trevorton. He attended Trevorton schools.

He served in the Marines Corps from 1948 to 1952 as a master sergeant and saw active duty in the Korean War.

John was a coal miner with Konyar Coal Co. for many years and later with the Trevorton Colliery. He retired from Dorsey Trailers, Northumberland.

He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Trevorton, and was the parish cemetery sexton for many years.

He was a member of Trevorton American Legion Post 92, Trevorton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7813, the Trevorton Senior Action Center and the Hucklebuck Hunting Camp.

He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Ray Krieger, of Allenwood; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kim and Monica Konyar, of Hughesville, John and Julia Konyar, of Dover, Pa., and Ty and Melissa Konyar, of Halifax; five grandchildren, Angela, Alyssa, Jon, Jason and Chelsea; six great-grandchildren, Taiten, Thayne, Tralyn, Eveyn, Ava and Jay; and two sisters, Margaret Myers, of Elsyburg, and Dolly Yocum, of Coal Township.

He was preceded in death by one great grandson, Grayson Jackson, and two sisters, Mary Bartholomew and Louise Rieger.

Visitors may call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 with the Rev. Adrian Gallagher officiating.

Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Trevorton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s memory to the Veterans Memorial Fund, in care of the Trevorton American Legion, 527 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, PA 17881.

Funeral arrangements are by the Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton.

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