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

Rev. John W. Wrubleski - Friday, 9/24/2021

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).

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From: Marie OReilly

Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2021-09-25

Its comforting to know you are in the arms of our Lord....Rest in Peace

From: Debbie Sowden

Location: Duryea, PA    Date: 2021-09-24

Sending my sincere condolences to a wonderful family. May he Rest in peace!!! God bless him.

From: ellen and jim warner

Location: scranton, PA    Date: 2021-09-24

my heart broke when i heard. we are sorry for your and our loss we loved him he always made you feel welcome love and never a strange we will miss his greetings i know he praising and dance before the lord

From: Justin Solimini

Location: Kingston, PA    Date: 2021-09-22

When I was young John and his family took me in when I had no where else to go . Treated me like family and did more for me than I can explain. Taught me things and told me things that help me to this day. I'm deeply saddened by this news and want to give my condolences to his family. When I came to see him years after becoming an adult he gave me some advice and I still hold onto that . I wish we could have had more conversations like the last one we had . Rest easy Ibby.

From: Sharon Blaker

Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2021-09-20

Pastor John was a Godly man always there to lift you up or help if he could,a very pleasant man, he will be missed

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