US Air Force Veteran
Joseph Benjamin Jamiolkowski, 83, Mountain Top, died peacefully Monday, January 13, 2014.
Joseph was born in Wilkes-Barre to the late Benjamin and Mary Jamiolkowski.
Joseph joined the U. S. Air Force in 1948 and subsequently in 1950, while stationed in Detroit, he was fortunate to meet Diane while she was visiting from her home in Toronto, Canada. They married on May 1, 1954.
Joseph spent 20 years in the U. S. Air Force, serving in the Korean conflict as a flight engineer and later working on the U. S. missile programs of Mace, Thor and Minuteman. After retiring from the Air Force as a master sergeant, Joseph worked in air conditioning and refrigeration, retiring from the Wilkes-Barre Vocational Technical School.
Over the years Joseph enjoyed gardening, canning, and cooking with Diane, fishing, staying current with world events, and overall spending time with his family.
Joseph was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Knights of Columbus.
Joseph is survived by Diane, his forever loving wife of 59 years; daughters, Linda Brush and her husband, Carl, and Dana Harding and her husband, Tom; son, Michael and his wife, Janet; Joseph’s loving grandchildren, Kenny, Alena, Connor, Lauren and Ryan and his wife, Lucie; and his extended family of sisters-in-law, Merry and Virginia, nephews, Benny, Chris and Michael, and nieces, Ronnie and Cathy, will also miss him.
He was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Jude Church, Mountain Top. Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Arrangements were McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.
Memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the St. Jude’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707, or the charity of one’s choice
Korean War Veteran
John J. Lynn, 85, died in his sleep at his home in Mountain Top. John suffered from Alzheimer’s/ Parkinson’s dementia.
Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late John F. and Anna Logolia Lynn. He grew up in Pittston on Tedrick Street and graduated from Pittston High School. He married the former Rosemary Miller; and also lived in Suscon.
John was a U. S. Army veteran, a corporal, of the Korean War, Battery C, field artillery battalion and received the Medal of Valor while in Chorwon, North Korea. While under fire, and with total disregard for his own personal welfare, he left the safety of his foxhole, dashing through enemy fire to remove a 6-ton truck loaded with powder charges, fuses, and 8-inch projectiles that was in the line of fire, and close to his comrades. He removed the truck out of the line of fire, which saved the lives of his comrades.
After returning from Korea, John worked in a shoe factory, and attended the GI school to become a bricklayer. He was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Local 5-PA.
After retiring, he moved to Plains Township, Florida, and finally back to Pennsylvania, where he resided in Mountain Top.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Rosemary Miller Lynn; his son, John Jr., from progressive MS; and his sister, Mary Palenski.
Surviving are John’s daughter and caregiver, Donna Lynn-Roberts, with whom he lived; brother, Joseph; numerous nieces and nephews; along with daughters, Karen Honabach and Debra Wilmarth.
Funeral services were held from Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, Pittston.
Dorrance Twp. Resident
Jessie Ogin, 93, Dorrance Township, died Tuesday morning, January 14, 2014.
Surviving are her daughter, Loretta and husband, Chris Dardzinski, Dorrance; daughter-in-law, Nancy Ogin, Florida; grandchildren, Glenda Eigenbrod, Sherry Selli, Darla Moore, Nancy Sharr, Lori Slusser, Michael Heller, Lisa Caffrey, Connie Myers, Cheryl Heller, Jimmy and John Ogin; three stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.