John J. Konyar, 82, of 713 Market St., Trevorton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the home of his son, Kim Konyar, of Hughesville, whom he was living with for the past seven weeks. Born in Ranshaw on Oct. 11, 1930, he was the son of the late Andrew and Helen (Madara) Konyar.
John was married on Nov. 24, 1951, in St. Patrick Church, Trevorton, by Rev. Bolen to the former Lena E. Bucher who preceded him in death on March 16, 2011.
John was a lifetime resident of Trevorton. He attended Trevorton schools. He served in the U.S. Marines Corps from 1948 to 1952 as a Master Sgt. Active Duty in the Korean War. He was a coal miner with Konyar Coal Company for many years. Later with Trevorton Colliery and he retired from Dorsey Trailers, Northumberland.
John was a member of St. Patrick Church, Trevorton, and was the Parish Cemetery Sexton for many years. He was a member of Trevorton American Legion Post No. 92, Trevorton V.F.W. Post No. 7813, Trevorton Senior Action Center, and Hucklebuck Hunting Camp.
He was a avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Ray Krieger of Allenwood; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kim and Monica Konyar of Hughesville, John and Julia Konyar of Dover, Pa., and Ty and Melissa Konyar of Halifax; five grandchildren, Angela, Alyssa, Jon, Jason and Chelsea; six great-grandchildren, Taiten, Thayne, Tralyn, Eveyn, Ava and Jay; two sisters, Margaret Myers of Elysburg and Dolly Yocum of Coal Township.
He was preceded in death by, one great-grandson, Grayson Jackson; and two sisters, Mary Bartholomew and Louise Rieger.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton. Officiating will be Rev. Adrian Gallagher. Viewing will be held Thursday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery Trevorton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's memory to the Veterans Memorial Fund, c/o Trevorton American Legion, 527 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, PA 17881.
Funeral arrangements by Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, PA 17881.