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James George Bestider - Friday, 4/28/2017

James George Bestider, “Pop Pop” 75, of Harding passed into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. He and his loving wife, Kathleen Yankoski Bestider, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary January 3, 2017.

Born in Pittston, Jim was a son of the late Leonard and Helen Bitsko Bestider. Jim was educated in the Plymouth School District and West Side Vo-Tech. Upon graduation, he entered the US Navy and served his country for six years. He later attended Lackawanna Junior College, Scranton, majoring in business. Prior to retirement, Jim was the branch manager of Ransome Lift Co. and was affiliated with Pride Mobility Products.

Jim loved woodworking and playing the drums, both of which he mastered. His family and his faith were most important to him. He taught his wife and his children to Pray…..Don’t worry.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his sons, James and wife, Rhodica, Lehighton; Michael, West Pittston; Brian, Harding; Mark, Louisiana; daughters, Brenda Schrieber and fiancé, Al Nalachi, Harding and Sheri and fiancé, David Pisack, Exeter; beloved grandchildren, Billy Schrieber, Greg Mantione, and Olivia Bestider; brother, John Earl Bestider, Wyoming; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Helen Patalonus and infant niece, Cheryl.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. in the Church of the Holy Redeemer (Corpus Christi Parish) Harding, to be celebrated by Fr. Pio Mandato. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to go directly to the church on Friday morning as there will be no procession from the funeral home. Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main St. Pittston (Port Griffith), PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made be made to American Heart Association 968 Postal Road Suite #110 Allentown, PA 18109.

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From: Jim Bestider

Location: Lehighton, PA    Date: 2021-04-22

Today has been 4 years since our father entered into paradise. I like to thank all that knew him and offered their condolences. It was also a sad day today as my uncle john earl bestider was laid to eternal rest which is my Dads brother. Please also keep him your prayers. He was 4 years younger than my dad. We love you uncle earl. Give our dad a hug from us

From: Denisa Batescoh

Location: Philadelphia, PA    Date: 2017-11-13

Heartfelt condolences to James family. Sincerely, Denisa Batescoh.

From: Natalie

Location: Bethesda, MD    Date: 2017-04-27

Jim and Rodi - Please accept our condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. But what a wonderful legacy your Dad leaves behind, in such a loving son and family. Although his passing will be mourned, his is truly a life to be celebrated and remembered always. Natalie and Arkady

From: Victoria weaver

Location: plymouth, PA    Date: 2017-04-26

so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with u and the family

From: Lu Ann Lanzone Hancock

Location: West Pittston, PA    Date: 2017-04-26

Brenda: I am so sorry to hear that your father passed away. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.

From: Jan Braun

Location: Covington, LA    Date: 2017-04-25

To the Bestider Family: My sincere thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God give you strength, peace of mind and surround you with His Love during this time. Rest in Peace, Pop Pop!

From: Bill stout

Location: Harding , PA    Date: 2017-04-25

I'm very sorry to hear of jams passing. He will be missed by all who knew him rest in peace my friend

From: James Bestider, son

Location: Lehighton, PA    Date: 2017-04-25

To my wonderful Dad who I love very much. We should be so lucky since our father has entered into paridise in Heaven. His sole wad prepared and we so blessed to be with him when God called him home. He will forever be with us for all eternity and we only hope and prayer we will atain eternal life to meet him again. Love you Dad. Your son Jimmy

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