In the presence of his loved ones, John Charles Zoranski, 83, of Kingston, passed away at his home on Friday, March 24, 2023, in the late afternoon.
The late Doris Washington Wasickanin Zoranski, his beloved wife of 43 years, passed away on April 13, 2010. On September 3, 1966, John and Doris were legally wed. They made their home in Kingston, where they raised their kids together.
John was the son of the late Edmund B. Zoranski and Helen R. Romanowski Zoranski and was born in Wilkes-Barre on May 7, 1939.
Born and raised in Kingston, John graduated from the former Kingston High School in 1957. After high school, he continued his education at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 1961. John went on to the University of Utah to pursue his study.
John worked as an insurance agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 11 years after graduating college. He started working for the Block Drug Company in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1963.
John performed a variety of jobs over his 28 years with Block Drug, most notably serving as managing director of the dental school division at the time of his retirement and serving as a spokesperson for the business as a guest lecturer on all of the company’s products.
John was a devoted parishioner of Wilkes-Holy Barre’s Resurrection Orthodox Church. He held many leadership positions throughout the years, including trustee board member, executive committee member, co-chairman of the dedication committee, and head of the iconography painting project.
John was involved in the Orthodox Church in America and served the Wilkes-Barre Deanery locally and nationally for the Metropolitan Council.
John was a man of many interests. He enjoyed cruises, and beach vacations, traveling to exotic locations, hosting cookouts in his backyard, hosting pool parties, and eating with friends and family.
Also, he was a massive supporter of Penn State University and their football team, the Penn State Nittany Lions, for which he had long-held season tickets.
John’s love and devotion for his loved ones, as well as his firm faith and ardent support of his church locally and globally, will be remembered most fondly.
May he spend eternity in the presence of his Lord and Savior, his devoted wife, adorable children, and other loved ones anxiously expecting his entry into the Kingdom?
John was predeceased by his wife Doris, parents Edmund and Helen, daughter Chrysa Zoranski, who passed away in the Lord on October 20, 1971, son John Lawrence Zoranski, who passed away in the Lord on December 31, 1975, and older brother Edmund Zoranski.
His devoted daughter Kyra E. Zoranski, a Raleigh, North Carolina, officer with PNC Bank, his best friend Nancy J. Bartle, Jenkins Twp., whom John was fortunate to have shared his life with these past years, as well as numerous friends, nieces, and nephews, are the only people left to cherish John’s memory.
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John’s viewing and funeral service will be conducted at Wilkes-Holy Barre’s Resurrection Orthodox Church, 591 N. Main St., and are open to family members and friends.
The viewing will occur on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., and Panikhida will be observed at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Gregory G. White Sr., John’s pastor, will officiate in a requiem funeral service for him on Friday at 10 a.m.
Following that, the burial will be in Dallas’s Fern Knoll Burial Park’s Eastern Orthodox Lawn.
The Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, has been entrusted with managing Mr. Zoranski’s funeral arrangements.
The Paterno Libraries Endowment Fund, c/o Penn State University Libraries Development, 510 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802, or the Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, 175 St. Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472 are all appropriate places to make memorial donations in John’s honor in lieu of floral tributes.
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