John Charles Zoranski, 83, a resident of Kingston, fell asleep in the Lord, surrounded by his loved ones, on Friday afternoon, March 24, 2023, at his home.
His beloved wife of 43 years was the late Doris Washington (Wasickanin) Zoranski, who fell asleep in the Lord on April 13, 2010. John and Doris were united in marriage on September 03, 1966, and they settled in Kingston where together they raised their children.
Born on May 07, 1939, in Wilkes-Barre, John was the son of the late Edmund B. Zoranski and Helen R. Romanowski Zoranski.
Raised in Kingston, John was a graduate of the former Kingston High School, Class of 1957. Following high school, he went on to attend Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, where, in 1961, he attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. John also furthered his education at the University of Utah.
After college, John became employed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, working as an insurance agent for 11 years. In 1963, he became employed by the Block Drug Company, Jersey City, New Jersey. Throughout his 28-year tenure with Block Drug, John held numerous positions with the company, most notably serving as the managing director of its Dental School Division at the time of his retirement, and representing the company as its guest lecturer on all company products.
John was a devout member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, where, over the years, he served as a member of its trustee board; as a member of its executive committee; as co-chairman of its dedication committee; and as chairperson of its iconography painting project. Active within the Orthodox Church in America, John served at the Diocesan level for the Wilkes-Barre Deanery and at the National Level for the Metropolitan Council.
A man of many enjoyments, John enjoyed doing many things with his family and friends – going on cruises, beach vacations, and visiting many places throughout the world; having cookouts in his backyard; pool parties; and going out to share a meal. He was also a great fan and supporter of Penn State University, most especially the Penn State Nittany Lions Football program of which he was a long-time season ticket holder.
John will be remembered best for the love and devotion he had for his loved ones, as well as for his strong faith and his zealous support of his church both locally and nationally. May he forever bask in the glory of his Lord and Saviour with his beloved wife, his beautiful children, and all his loved ones who were awaiting his return to the Kingdom.
In addition to his parents, Edmund and Helen, and his wife, Doris, John was preceded in death by his daughter, Chrysa Zoranski, who fell asleep in the Lord on October 20, 1971; his son, John Lawrence Zoranski, who fell asleep in the Lord on December 31, 1975; and his older brother, Edmund Zoranski.
Left to cherish John’s memory are his loving daughter, Kyra E. Zoranski, an officer with PNC Bank in Raleigh, North Carolina; his best friend, Nancy J. Bartle, Jenkins Township, who John was very fortunate to share his life with these past years; as well as his many friends, and his nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend John’s viewing and funeral service which will both be held in Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, 591 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. The viewing will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, with Panikhida to be celebrated at 6:30 PM. A Requiem Funeral Service for John will be celebrated on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 10:00 AM, with the Reverend Father Gregory G. White, Sr., his Pastor, serving as celebrant.
Interment will follow in the Eastern Orthodox Lawn of Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas.
Funeral Arrangements for Mr. Zoranski have been entrusted to the care of the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.
To send John’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.
The family kindly requests that in lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions be made in John’s memory to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, 591 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705; or the Monastery of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, 175 St. Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472; or to the Paterno Libraries Endowment Fund, C/O Penn State University Libraries Development, 510 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802.
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