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John Cognetti

John Cognetti, 80, of Duryea, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Scranton, August 22, 1940 and was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Paradise) Cognetti.

John was a 1958 graduate of Scranton Tech High School. He worked many years as a professional musician, a member of many local groups, most notably the 4 Flames, he taught guitar instruction for many years at Gallucci Music, Scranton and Giannetta Music, Scranton and he retired from the IHM Center in Scranton after many years of employment.


John was a member of the High Point Baptist Church, Larksville where he came to know and love the Lord. He loved his family, cooking, fishing, tending to his garden, playing his guitar and attending his Friday night bible study. He especially loved to make us all laugh with his witty humor as well as spending time with his beloved church family.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his six brothers and six sisters.


He is survived by his wife of 57 years Marion (Dribnak) Cognetti, his son John Cognetti, Jr. and his wife Lori, of Scranton, daughters; Susan Williams, of Duryea and Laurie Nowakowski and her husband Ken, of Duryea. Also surviving are his

grandchildren; Gina Williams, Kyle Cognetti, and Tyler, Abby and Evan Nowakowski and numerous loving nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held on Monday July 5, 2021, at 6pm at the High Point Baptist Church, 1919 Mountain Rd., Larksville with Pastor Matt Tarr officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Monday evening from 4pm until time of service.


Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea



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