John E. Reshetar
April 7, 1927 – April 29, 2015
Heaven has opened up its gates for yet another smiling face. John E. Reshetar, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 with his family by his side.
John was born in McAdoo, PA, to Anna and John Reshetar, and lived there until 1965. His job with the DuPont Company transferred him to Woodbury NJ until Sept., 1972. He was then transferred to Newark, DE, where he has resided for the past 42 years. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran machinist mate 3rd class with the Navy Seabees unit #143. John drove a tractor trailer for Graver Tank Company until 1960 and the Lone Star Boat Company until 1962. He was also a transportation dispatcher for the DuPont Company and Guy Johnson transportation.
As anyone could tell you, John was a kind and gentle man, ready with a smile and joke. He always loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed golf, bowling, woodworking, Coal Cracker reunions at Banning Park, and traveling.
John is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Marti; sons, John (Debbie) of Reading, PA and Dave (Sue) of Newark, DE; daughters, Debbie Walker of New Castle, DE and Cathy Giblin (Fred) of Cherry Hill, NJ; stepchildren, Albert (Joan), Lorraine (Michael), Larry J. and Paul (Kerry) Lanouette, and Cathy (Charlie) Smith; sister, LouAnn Kravitz, of Long Beach, CA; brother, Bill (Rita) Reshetar of McAdoo, PA; grandchildren; Hillary, Laura, John, David, Bryan, Emily, Christopher, Jacquelyn (Matt) and Jillian (Dave). He is also survived by 13 stepgrandchildren; Reese, Cory, Austin, Britney (Joey), Samantha, Ted, Rachel, Andrew, Noah, Paisley, Phoebe, Brendan and Kayla, and one great grandchild, P.J. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his wife Catherine; sister, Mildred Reshetar; and son-in-law, Jeff Walker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd. Newark, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am. A second visitation will be held at the Damiano Funeral Home, 24 E. Blaine St. McAdoo, PA, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 11 am to 12 noon, where a funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Cemetery McAdoo, PA.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital for the wonderful care John received in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Holy Family R.C.C. at the address above or St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 210 W. Blaine St, McAdoo, PA 18237.