John is also involved with the Overmont House Corp., the Scranton Area Foundation, the Human Services Alliance, Friendship House, St. Peter’s Cathedral Parish Council & Finance Committee and Trout Unlimited’s Lackawanna Valley chapter. For 18 years, he has worked as a grief coach, helping and supporting parents who have lost a child.
In recognition of his community service, John was honored in 2007 by the Philadelphia Philanthropy Foundation. He also has been the recipient of the American Red Cross’ Mary Benjamin Award, 2009; the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s President’s Award, 2010; The Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Champion of Youth Award, 2013; The Friendship House’s Frances A. Fuller Award, 2013; and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association’s Certificate of Honor, 2014.
John and his late wife, Lois, raised four children in Moosic: John (deceased), Elizabeth, Drew and Adam. Today John lives at Glenmaura with his dog, Reba. In his retirement, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren living in Scranton, Texas and California. His hobbies include fly-fishing, golfing, sailing and hiking. John also enjoys walking, skiing, biking and traveling the country and the world.