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John J. Ivan

November 22, 2018

U.S. Veteran


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John J. Ivan

November 22, 2018


John J. Ivan a resident at St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre, formerly of East South Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late John W. and Cornelia Rahl Ivan.  He was a graduate of Coughlin High School and he attended the Wharton School of Business and Finance in Wilkes-Barre.


John was an Army Veteran serving during World War II in the European Theater.


He was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Wilkes-Barre, prior to Its closing.  He later became a member of St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre.  John was also a member of the Brookside American Legion Post 827 in Wilkes-Barre.


Prior to his retirement in 1988 he had been employed for many years by the Woolworth Department Store.


He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joanna Ausura Ivan in 2001 and by his second wife, Julia Pavloski Ivan in 2015.  John was also preceded in death by his sister, Theresa Rutkowski.


He is survived by his daughter, Marietta Schappert and her husband, Richard and by his son, Joseph J. Ivan and his wife, Christina; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek.


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