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John W. Golden, Sr.


John W. Golden, Sr., 69, of Harding, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Pittston on June 6, 1950, he was the son of the late Joseph A. Golden and Ruth (Thomas) Gayz.

He attended Pittston schools and in his earlier years, worked as a truck driver.

John enjoyed working outdoors and was an avid gun collector and military enthusiast. He was passionate about honoring veterans.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John W. Golden, Jr. in January, 2019; brothers, Norman and Walter Gayz and sister, Catherine Hintze.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Elaine (Collins) Golden; sons, Michael Golden (Angel), Ohio; Gary McCracken, Colorado; and Lee McCracken, Plains; daughters, Michelle Clemens (Chuck), Harding; Melissa McCracken, Plains and Sandy McCracken, Exeter; sisters, Ruth Teti, Shavertown; Anna Konscavage (William), Wilkes-Barre; Janet Lucarelli, Mountaintop; Helen Fino (James), Exeter; and Maureen Rosiak (John) Kingston; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church from 9am until the time of mass. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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