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John G. Zakarauskas

October 20, 2020

U.S. Veteran


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John G. Zakarauskas

October 20, 2020


John G. Zakarauskas, 72, of Laurel Run, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the Hospice Unit at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Stanley and Pauline Knauer Zakarauskas.  John attended G.A.R. Memorial High School.  John proudly served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War.


John was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


He was formerly employed for many years as a contractor with various construction companies.


John was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Marie Herron Zakarauskas; brother, Stanley Zakarauskas and his sister, Petronella Dula.


John is survived by his children, Kelly Zakarauskas, Wilkes-Barre, John Zakarauskas and his wife, Lorraine, Nanticoke and Bernadette Hayes and her husband, James, Ashley; grandchildren, John, Ryan, Harry, Mark, Andrew, James and Kristian; great grandchildren, Christopher, Payton, Kasana, Paige, James and Mia Grace; brother, Joseph Zakarauskas and his wife, Cindy, Bear Creek; nieces and nephews; and by his beloved dogs, Bella and Raven.


Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.


Condolences may be sent by visiting John’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.