Reverend John W. Wrubleski, 76, of Pittston went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 18, 2021, after a brief illness.
Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late William and Catherine Sekusky Wrubleski. John was educated in the Pittston Area schools and served in the United States Army Reserves. He worked for the Pennsylvania Turnpike for many years until retirement.
After retirement, John found his true calling in life. In 1990, John walked through the doors of the former Word Fellowship Church in Old Forge, now renamed Triboro Community Church, he knew his life had been saved. He devoted his life to helping others, telling them how his life had been transformed by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He first served as a deacon, and then went on to become an ordained minister. He served as an associate minister for Changed by the Word Ministry, a prison ministry and men’s ministry. His primary focus was helping those who were troubled with issues like substance abuse. Sharing his testimony, he would minister to everyone he encountered, whether they were at one of his meetings or on the street. He was also a part of the Street Ministry and went on mission’s trips. John was a great man of faith who would help, pray with, and encourage anyone in need, he touched countless lives. Over 30 years later, he continued to serve at Triboro Community Church as a deacon, elder, and associate pastor.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Mauer Biscotti for his dedication and loyal friendship to John over the years and all the staff at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for their care and kindness.
He is survived by his aunt, Betty (Frank) Sekusky Gallo, of Pittston; nieces, Rosemary (John) France Zielinski, of Old Forge; Holly (Mark) France, of Pittston; nephew, Dwayne France, of Pittston; several great nieces and great nephews; great great nieces and great great nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Wrubleski France and her husband, Dale.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Triboro Community Church 100 S. Main Street, Old Forge, with Pastor Keith Weber, officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Burial Park, Harding.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street Pittston (Port Griffith).