John M. Blockus
John M. Blockus, 77, of Swoyersville, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Geisinger South Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Bunor Blockus. John was a graduate of Nanticoke Area High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had worked as a mechanic for Procter and Gamble prior to his retirement. John was a past president and member of the Swoyersville Lions Club, Harveys Lake Rod and Gun Club and owner of Hilltop Video Productions. He was preceded in death by his sister, Albina Sekulski. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Pearl A. Yezefski; and sons John, and his wife, Brenda, Tunkhannock; Kevin C. and his wife, Michelle, Swoyersville; grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, Danielle, Bethany and Noah and a niece, Kathy Blockus. Also a brother, Kaz and his wife, Theresa Blockus, Bound Brook, N.J. Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Military honors will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home accorded by the AM Vets Honor Guard followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Hughes St., Swoyersville. Interment will be private. To send the family an expression of sympathy or a condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital at stjude.org .
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