February 13, 1939 - September 30, 2023 Service Date: October 6, 2023 Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home John Wisniewski
September 30, 2023
John R Wisniewski, 84, of Russell Hill, Tunkhannock, passed away on
Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Meadow View Nursing Home. He was
born February 13, 1939 at the home of his grandparents on Carney Flats.
He was the son of Chester and Adele (Vaskas) Wisniewski.
He was a loving brother with a kind and gentle soul.
John was a 1956 graduate of Tunkhannock High School where he was a
member of the track team. As a senior, he broke the the track record for
the 880 which he held for more than 20 years. He was a graduate of Kings
College with a BS degree in biology. He loved conversing about astrophysics and the String Theory. He was an Air Force Veteran.
John was a laboratory technologist at Tyler Memorial Hospital and
Montrose Hospital. He was a Washington Township supervisor for many
John loved gardening and especially experimenting with different
vegetable varieties. He loved to fish. For John it was never too cold to go
ice fishing. He was an animal lover and deeply loved his cat, “Big Boy” .
John was the epitome of the cat whisperer. He tamed many wild strays
and soon had them eating out of his hand. He then proceeded to have
them spayed or neutered.
John was the eldest and only boy in a family with four sisters. His sisters
loved him dearly and always had his best interests at heart. He was always
willing to help with outside projects and was an excellent fence builder. He
was so proud to distribute his garden wealth.
John is survived by his four sisters: Dena Reese, of Newtown Square;
Cynthia Weber, of Timonium, Maryland; Barbara Reel, of Tunkhannock;
and Teresa Hutchison, of Middlebury, Connecticut. He is survived by nine
nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a “special” greatgranddaughter; Kimberly Welliver, and her two sons, Jacob and Kyle.
John was preceeded in death by his parents and his life companion, Betty
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at Harding-Litwin
Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Funeral services will be
held at 10:30 Friday morning followed by burial at the Pieta cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in John’s memory to the
Wyoming County Humane Society, PO Box 478, Tunkhannock PA 18657
or to the Meshoppen Cat Rescue, 9883 Rt. 6, Meshoppen PA 18630.
John’s family would like to thank the staff at Meadow View Nursing Home
in Montrose and the hospice nurses from Sacred Heart Hospice.
February 13, 1939 - September 30, 2023
Service Date: October 6, 2023
Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home