John W. Redding, Jr., 95, of Pittston, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Kingston Healthcare Center. Born in Pittston on June 4, 1921, he was the son of the late John W. and Evangeline (Lynch) Redding.
He attended Pittston City schools. John served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and received the Purple Heart after he was wounded storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. He was later employed at Pope and Talbot Inc. where he worked as a mechanic for 32 years.
John was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife Ann (Serino) Redding in 2012; son, Kenneth Redding in 2014; brothers, Joe, Marty, Billy, and Paul Redding; and sisters, Anna Davis and Beatrice Casalo.
Surviving are his sons, John Redding and his wife Maryellen, Pittston and Dennis Redding and his wife Irene, Laflin; daughter-in-law, Patricia Redding, Duryea; grandchildren, Amanda, Christopher, Melissa, and Kenneth Redding, Pamela, Charles and Corey Chernavosky; great-grandchildren, Angelina and Robbie Redding; sister, Kate Sentigar, Elmira, NY; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston, with military honors to follow. There will be no calling hours. Those wishing to attend are asked to go directly to church on Thursday. Interment will be private in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC.