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John S. Gontkosky

September 21, 1935 April 14, 2021
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Obituary for John S. Gontkosky

John S. Gontkosky, 85, of Whitehall, died at his home on April 14, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Kathleen (Weber) Gontkosky to whom he was married for 50 years. Born in Egypt, he was the son of the late John and Anna B. (Haklitch) Gontkosky.

After high school graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and honorably served his nation from 1955-1957. He was employed by General Electric until they closed and later worked at Luther Crest Retirement in the security department.

John enjoyed fishing, hunting and trap shooting. He enjoyed sports and especially loved to watch the Phillies. He was a lifelong member of the Guthsville Rod & Gun Club and also belonged to the Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club.

John was a loving husband and doting father. He enjoyed quality time with his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Surviving along with his wife are his son; Michael J. Gontkosky; brothers Robert Gontkosky and wife Carol; and Leo Gontkosky and wife Gloria. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Maryanne Kohlhauser.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at St. Peter’s R.C. Church 4 S. 5th St., Coplay, PA, 18037. A viewing will be held from 09:30 A.M.-10:15 A.M. in the church. Interment will follow at parish cemetery. We ask that all in attendance adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear facial covering.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Peter’s Church at the above address.

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

21

Apr

9:30 AM 4/21/2021 9:30:00 AM - 10:15 AM 4/21/2021 10:15:00 AM
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

4 S. 5th Street
Coplay, PA 18037

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
4 S. 5th Street Coplay 18037 PA
United States

Service

Wednesday

21

Apr

10:30 AM 4/21/2021 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 4/21/2021 11:30:00 AM
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

4 S. 5th Street
Coplay, PA 18037

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
4 S. 5th Street Coplay 18037 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hokendauqua St. and St, Peters
Whitehall, PA 18052

Hokendauqua St. and St, Peters Whitehall 18052 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

4 S. 5th Street
Coplay, PA 18037
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