John “Jack” W. McCann, of Ashley, died on his 86th birthday, August 13, 2019, with family by his side.
The son of the late Walter A. and Elizabeth Cain McCann, he was born in Wilkes-Barre and was raised by his aunts, Mary and Catherine McCann. He graduated Ashley High School; owned and operated McCann's Arco Service Station, Hazle Street, Wilkes-Barre for many years, and later owned McCann Motors. After retirement he became a courier for Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine.
Being a man of great faith, John was a member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley and was very proud of his Irish Heritage. He enjoyed woodworking and playing golf in his spare time. John was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles Fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Michael, Walter, James and wife Emilie, Gerald, and infant sister.
John is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Joanne Dietz McCann; children, Michael McCann and his wife, Elaine of Mountain Top; Dr. Richard McCann and his wife, Nina of Salisburg, MD; Donald McCann and his wife, Romayne of Wilkes-Barre; Susan Andrews and her husband, Carl of Plymouth; Ronald McCann and his wife, Nancy of Hanover Township; Diane Dudkiewicz and her husband, Mark of Hanover Township; Brian McCann and his wife, Lori of Shavertown; 13 loving grandchildren, Eric McCann, Colin McCann, Neil McCann, Patrick McCann, Katye McCann, Nicholas Andrews, Holly Andrews, Shannon McCann Grant, Keenan McCann, Daniel Dudkiewicz, Joseph Dudkiewicz, Kyle McCann, Amber McCann; precious great grandchildren, Rubi and Margot McCann, Chloe Dudkiewicz, Audrey Wheeler, Reagan and Madelyn Grant, nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters in law, Margaret McCann of Croydon, PA and Virginia McCann of Wilkes-Barre.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 10:00 am in St. Leo/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley, with Reverend Vincent Dang officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Friends are invited to join the family for visitation from 9:00 am until time of Mass at the church.
The family wishes to thank the 3rd floor nurses and staff at Little Flower Manor as well as Hospice of the Scared Heart for their professionalism, caring, and compassion given to John this past summer. We would like to thank Dr. Joseph Briskie and Dr. Joseph Dreier for their compassion and continous support. A special thank you to Dr. Patrick Kerrigan, you have taken exceptional care of John for many years, we are forever grateful. Finally to the Ross Street neighbors, thank you for your everlasting support.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of John, contributions may be made to Ashley Food Pantry or St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church Building Fund. Both at 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley, PA 18706
Arrangements by Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. Wilkes-Barre.