John P. “Jack” Ermel, 83, of Dupont, passed away at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday August 3rd, 2021. He was born in Duryea, January 31, 1938 and was the son of the late Vincent and Anna (Martin) Ermel.
Jack was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Old Forge. He was a 1955 graduate of Duryea High School and then joined the US Air Force. Jack worked as a machinist for many years at the Consolidated Cigar Factory and then for Parodi Cigar. He then retired from the Tobyhanna Army Depot after 20 years of employment.
Jack loved to golf and was active in several area golf leagues and travel leagues. He enjoyed country line dancing events at the Dupont Hose Co and the Dupont VFW and volunteered his time to help out with the many events that were conducted at both places. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed by all who
knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Julie (Bekanich) Ermel, who passed away in 1990 and his siblings, Vincent “Bob” Ermel, Bernie Ermel and his sister Marion Kouzan.
Jack is survived by his daughter Jacqueline George and her husband David, of Severn MD, his grandchildren Kevin and Ryan George and his sister Ann Ryzner, of Moosic.
Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 12:00pm-3:00pm at the Dupont Hose Company, 308 Main St., Dupont. The AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston will conduct military honors for Jack at 1:00pm.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc. The families of Jack Ermel and Gary Kaspriskie catering at the Dupont Hose Company.