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John “Jack” Daniels, 86, of Carbondale, died Saturday March 9th at Allied Services Hospice, Scranton. His wife, the former Joan Elizabeth Walaski, died in 1996.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Albano and Elvira “Reba” Panfili Daniels, he was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. He attended Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was employed for 18 years at General Motors in Rochester, NY; and prior to retirement, he was employed for 23 years as a material handler at PPL Electric Utilities. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local # 81. While living in New York, he was a volunteer fireman. Jack enjoyed going to the casino and betting on the horses.
Surviving are three sons: David Daniels, Carbondale; Christopher Daniels, Carbondale; John Daniels and wife Marianne, Crystal Lake; 5 grandchildren: Michael, Jonathan, and Jared Daniels, Laura Wagner, and Mia Yeager; 4 great grandchildren; a brother: Albano Daniels and wife Linda, Florida; a sister: Amelia Andrews and husband Frank, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother: Ralph Daniels.
The funeral will be Thursday, March 14th from the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment with military honors, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4 to 7 pm.