1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

John P. Gromala - Monday, 3/20/2017

John P. Gromala, 62, of Pittston Township, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. He and his wife, Gayle Evitts Gromala, celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on May, 31, 2016.

Born in Taylor, he was a son of the late Joseph J. and Lillian Zuba Gromala. He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, Class of 1972 and had attended Luzerne County Community College. John was employed as a shipping manager for Leslie Fay, then worked at Techneglas and lastly was a planner for Lowe's Distribution Center, Pittston. He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca.

John was a beloved husband, daddy and brother, who cherished his family. He had a great sense of humor and would go to great lengths to make someone laugh. He was proud of his immense collection of baseball hats and enjoyed watching all his Philadelphia sports teams. The world is truly a darker place without his light.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving children, Andrew Gromala, Pittston; Matthew and Sarah Gromala, at home; sisters, Katherine Sweeney and husband, John, Norristown; Mary Walsh and husband, David, Duryea; Donna Bartosiewicz and husband, Robert, Avoca; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and is missed by his dog, Bandit.

John was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Gromala.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 AM Monday from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM in Queen of the Apostles Parish, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with Father Phillip J. Sladicka officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects Monday morning 8:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 712 S. Keyser Avenue Taylor, PA 18517.

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From: Anita Lopresto

Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2017-03-20

Very sorry for your loss Gayle and family

From: THeresa Colella

Location: West Pittston, PA    Date: 2017-03-20

Dear Gayle,so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Please express my sympathies to your Matthew, and Sarah. I remember them as children when they used to come to my ceramic shop. I feel so sorry that they lost their day, and you, a wonderful husband. Theresa from Fashion Ceramics

From: Barbara Mazurkivich

Location: West Pittston , PA    Date: 2017-03-20

Gayle and family, my sincerest sympathy to you. I pray for strength through this difficult time.

From: Sandy Musto Yakovich

Location: Moon Twp, PA    Date: 2017-03-19

Gayle and family, so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Joseph Calabro

Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2017-03-19

Gail,and family, so sorry for your loss. I remember when when you bought my Dad's car...So sorry.

From: Wayne Smith

Location: Plymouth, PA    Date: 2017-03-19

So sorry to hear about JG's passing.Our deepest sympathy

From: Sal and Andrea Anzalone

Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2017-03-19

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

From: Melissa Sgroi

Location: Dallas, PA    Date: 2017-03-18

MCAD faculty send their deepest sympathies and love. He was a great man to have such a wonderful son. We are so very sorry.

From: Cheryl Cohowitz Bravyak

Location: Voorhees , NJ    Date: 2017-03-18

Gayle & family, So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

From: Gail and Buddy Boylan

Location: Pittston , PA    Date: 2017-03-18

So sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences to you and the family.

From: Donna and Michael Lazowski

Location: Dupont, PA    Date: 2017-03-17

Please accept our deepest condolences ,so very sorry for your loss .

From: Wanda Urbanski

Location: Swoyersville, PA    Date: 2017-03-17

So sorry for your loss Gayle, worked with John at technaglas,always spoke sweetly about you, sending prayers to help you thru these times

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