COAL TOWNSHIP — John G. “Jack” Dorko, 82, of Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Coal Township, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021, with family members by his side.

Jack was born in Coal Township, Aug. 26, 1938, a son of the late Joseph T. and Frances R. (Suchomajcz) Dorko. He was a lifelong resident of Coal Township.

He attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from Coal Township High School, Class of 1957.

He was a member of the Assumption of B.V.M. (St. Mary’s) Church, now Mother Cabrini.

Over the years, he worked at various jobs in Coal Township: Mountain View Manor, Shamokin Packing Co. and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School.

He was a lifelong member of the East End Fire Co. and the Six County Firemen’s Association.

Jack was a diehard Penn State Nittany Lions and Joe Paterno fan. He enjoyed bowling at Crown Lanes and loved telling jokes, sometimes the same one over and over again! He was very friendly and a great walker.

Jack is survived by his brother, Joseph G. Dorko, of Coal Township; his sister, Christine Hudson, of Shamokin; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Frances “Tootsie” Yablonski; and his favorite uncle, George “Norge” Dorko.

Rest in heavenly peace dear brother, uncle and friend.

DORKO — John G. “Jack” Dorko, 82, of Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Coal Township. A viewing will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Mother Cabrini Church, Shamokin. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Coal Township. The family will provide the flowers. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mother Cabrini Church or Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School.

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