In Loving Memory of John J. Pica, Jr.
John J. Pica, Jr.Dunmore, PA December 15, 1942 ~ May 9, 2015 Date of Service: May 13, 2015
John J. Pica Jr., 72, a lifelong resident of Dunmore passed away Saturday afternoon at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. He and his wife the former Marcia Kobierecki had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on October 5th 2014.
Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Helen Kupchick Pica, step son of the late Mildred Tutchel Pica, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1960 and a member of the SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. Jr. was a man of very few words, but those who knew him also knew that his actions defined him. He was always there for anyone who needed his help, always living selflessly and taking care of the ones he loved.
John was a board member for Villa Capri Cruisers and a member of Pocono Mountain Street Rods. Prior to retirement, he owned Jr’s Garage and Body Shop for over 25 years.
one daughter, Susan Pica Keating and husband, Shawn of Dunmore; sisters Sylvia Rinaldi of Dunmore; Deborah Drosinski and husband, Rick of Dunmore; Dawn Pica of Media; and Lisa Tobin and husband, Bill of Dunmore; grandsons John and Cory Keating of Dunmore; many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his son, John.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House 332 Wheeler Avenue Scranton PA 18510, The Hospice of the Sacred Heart 600Baltimore Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to Friendship House Respite Program Attn: Memorial Contributions P.O. Box 3778 1615 East Elm Street Scranton, PA 18505.