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Milton E. Johns

MILTON E. JOHNS, 82, formerly of Wyoming, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022 surrounded by his children.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on July 25, 1940, he was the son of the late George and Martha (Shields) Johns.

Milton was a graduate of Pittston High School in 1959 where he played football and basketball. He graduated from Keystone College with an Associate degree in Engineering, Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and Drexel University with a Master’s degree in Business.

Milton started his career with MetEd, an electric utility. In the evenings, he was an instructor at Penn State University’s Reading Campus in its two-year Management Development Program. He worked in manufacturing management for two companies locally, InterMetro Industries and Anemostat Company, and two Philadelphia manufacturers, Pilling Company, a manufacturer of surgical instruments and medical fiber equipment, and HotPack Company, a manufacturer of testing equipment and environmental rooms for drug manufacturers. After retiring, Milton took several tax courses and prepared tax returns for H&R Block and became a certified enrolled agent with the IRS. He was also a licensed notary public.

Milton was a licensed PA Professional Engineer and a Life Member of the PA Society of Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, and Institute of Industrial Engineers. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and its Labor-Management Committee. He formerly, and proudly, served as a member of the Pittston Eagle Hose Company.

In addition to his parents, Milton was preceded in death by his loving, devoted wife of 53 years, Ann Lorraine (Antonello) Johns, and brothers Arthur, Charles, and George Johns.

Surviving are sons, Milton C. Johns and his wife Michelle, Virginia, and Mark D. Johns and his wife Ann, Pennsylvania, and daughter Kimberly A. Johns and her husband Christos Varkoutas, New York; grandchildren, Katie Kleinow, Nicole Moats, Caitlin Johns, Milton Wyatt Johns, Eliana Varkoutas, Michael Varkoutas, and Anastasia Varkoutas; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Milton felt that he had been truly blessed with all the family and friends he has had from his birth until his death. He was very proud of his loving wife and children and grandchildren in all the things they have done.

Milton was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, who was loved, adored, and admired. An incredibly self-sacrificing and hard-working man, he always put his family before himself and lived with unwavering integrity.

Friends may call from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, December 20 at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. Funeral services will be at 10am on Wednesday, December 21 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Milton’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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