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John J Petruzella
February 12, 1931 ~ March 3, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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John J. Petruzella, 92, of Berwick passed away peacefully on Friday March 3, 2023, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born February 12, 1931, in Carbondale, PA, a son of the late James and Theresa (Lovito) Petruzella.
He graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, Pa and then joined the United States Army. John worked at First Keystone Bank as a Branch Manager until retiring in 1996. He belonged to the Maria Assunta Society for many years, was a lifetime member of Ranger Hose Fire Co., and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
John enjoyed planting his vegetable garden, hunting, fishing, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.
John is survived by his daughter Yvonne Samsel husband Les of Berwick, granddaughter Kaitlin Shields husband Nickolas of Hanover Twp, and step grandson TJ of Berwick. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
John was preceded in death by his parents as well as his wife the former Dolores A. Emmett, who passed away on August 4, 2011, brother James Petruzella, and four sisters; Margaret Umholtz, Evelyn Pettinato, Jeanette Coggins, and Angeline Lapera.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday March 8, 2023, at 11:00 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 721 Monroe St., Berwick with Father William Barbee officiating. Burial will follow at Our Mother Of Sorrows Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 am until time of service.
Family and friends may send online condolences to jameslhinckleyjrfuneralhome.com. The James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Berwick is handling arrangements.