LOCUST GAP — John M. Gasperetti, 59, of Locust Gap, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville. Known as “Jack” to many — or the “Italian Stallion,” or “Hollywood” or “Action Jackson” — will be incredibly missed by those who loved and tolerated him.
He was born April 22, 1962, in Ashland, a son of the late Charles and Lucy Gasperetti, of Locust Gap. He was one half of the mischievous duo referred to as “the Twinners.” His brother, James “Jim” Gasperetti resides in Mount Carmel, and the debate over the better looking twin has not yet been settled!
Jack was a music man and tried for years to play the guitar and sing. Sometimes he even succeeded. Some of his favorites included Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Prine and The Eagles.
Jack was a 1980 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School.
He was employed as a professional truck driver for International Paper.
He was married to the love of his life, Jean Marie (Swantner), for nearly 40 years. Together they raised four really good looking children, Rachael Maust, of Elizabethtown, Jack Gasperetti, of Elysburg, Nikki Gasperetti, of Columbia, and Tyler Gasperetti, of Kulpmont, who all inherited his questionable sense of humor and unwavering love of family.
As a lifelong Gapper, Jack was a member of the Locust Gap Fire Co. and numerous other clubs and local organizations.
In addition to his wife, children and twin brother, Jack leaves behind his three adoring grandchildren, Sophia, Jackson and Emelia; a daughter-in-law, Noelle; grand-dogs, Louie, Willow and Benni; two sisters, Anne Klingerman and Maureen Brinkash, both of Locust Gap; a mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barbara and Ronald Swantner, of Saint Clair; his best buddy, Joe Shannon, of Locust Gap; and several nieces and nephews, in-laws and outlaws, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie Gasperetti; and his favorite son-in-law, Jonathan Maust.
Although Jack left us too soon, memories of this handsome devil will be with us forever.
GASPERETTI — John M. Gasperetti, 59, of Locust Gap. A religious funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Joseph J. Stutz Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supervisor. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Locust Gap Fire Co., 266 Marshall St., Locust Gap 17840. To leave a condolence for Jack’s family, go to the tribute wall at www.stutzfuneralhome.com.