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John J. Malinoski

June 24, 1932 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 89)


John J. Malinoski Sr. of Scranton entered into eternal life Jan. 7, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his devoted loving wife and caregiver, Ruth M. (Kashetta) Malinoski. Together Jack and Ruth celebrated 63½ beautiful years of marriage.

Born on June 24, 1932, he was the son of the late Joseph & Anna Matylewicz Malinoski. Jack was educated in the Polish National Catholic and Scranton schools and was of the Polish National Catholic faith. Throughout his life, he worked as a roofer, lineman, insurance agent and operated several coffee shops. In 1969 he formed Commonwealth Roofing Co. Inc., working alongside the men and later supervising the daily operations for 50 years. He had a passion for cooking and enjoyed the cooking and talk shows. Visits from his grandchildren and great-grandchild was very special and meaningful to him. He was generous likeable and had a priceless sense of humor right up to the end.

In addition to his wife, he is survived two sons, John J. and wife, Francene; and Michael D. and wife, Rosemarie; grandchildren, Michael and wife, Ashley; Robert and Abbey; and great-granddaughter, Alexandra Malinoski; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Regina Nawrocki and husband, Thaddeus (Coco), of New York; and Theresa Shorten and husband, Robert, of Virginia.

The Malinoski family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Allied Hospice for their compassionate care they provided to John.

Family and friends are invited to attend John's viewing, which will be on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Semian Funeral Home LLC, 704 Union St., Taylor. His funeral will be on Thursday beginning at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary Church, (St. Paul of the Cross Parish), 1217 Prospect Ave., Scranton, to be celebrated by Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn, pastor. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Due to our current pandemic, all those attending are kindly and respectfully asked to wear a mask and social distance.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Foundation of the Blind, 200 E. Wells St. @ Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230.

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Public Viewing
January 12, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Semian Funeral Home
704 Union Street
Taylor, PA 18517

Mass of Christian Burial
January 13, 2022

9:30 AM
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church
1217 Prospect Avenue, Street
Scranton, PA 18510

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