John B. Hydock, 88, of Branch Twp., passed away Saturday night at Heritage Mills Assisted Living Center, Tower City.
Born and raised in the family home between Minersville and Dowdentown, he was a son of the late Thomas and Catherine Hydock.
He was a graduate of Branch Twp. High school. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and served in Germany. He was a member of the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Minersville and a member of the former St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, Minersville. He was a machinist at the former Bott’s Auto Parts, Minersville.He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Minersville. He was also a member of Minersville American Legion Post 544.
He was preceded in death in 2008 by his wife Ann Marie; 2 siblings lost in the Spanish Flu; 2 brothers, Joseph Hydock and Stanley Hydock; and 3 sisters Kitty Peron, Mary Taylor and Lillian Certo.
John is survived by a daughter Linda Lopez and her husband James of Minersville; 2 sons Thomas Hydock, at home and Michael and his wife Debra, Minersville; 2 grandsons Lucas and Austin; 2 sisters, Genevieve Rushanon, Minersville and Sister Melrose, a Bernadine Nun, St. Joseph’s Villa; nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to a brief Graveside Service to be held at 11AM Monday in St. Stanislaus #2 Cemetery, Minersville. After the current Covid crises subsides, a Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville,
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