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Jean Mesko III, 63 years old | Obituary

ByMary M. Ward

Jan 2, 2022

John Mesko III, 63, of Canton, died suddenly Thursday, December 30, 2021 following a courageous fight against the Covid 19 virus. Born September 10, 1958 in Logan, West Virginia, John was the son of John Jr. and Mary Ann (Knecht) Mesko of Delaware.

John graduated in 1974 from Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. On January 30, 1982, he married former Patricia “Patty” Richards in Williamsport. Together, they raised two children and shared nearly 40 years of devoted marriage.

John was employed for many years by Lycoming County, Pennsylvania as a correctional officer until his failing health made it impossible for him to continue working. He has held several lifetime memberships including; 1000 Yd. Range, North American Hunting Club, National Turkey Federation, and Lycoming Creek Anglers Association. Needless to say, John was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, rifle hunting and archery, as well as target shooting to name a few. John’s primary interests throughout his life encompassed his family, especially the love he shared with his grandchildren.

In addition to his beloved parents, John is survived by his wife, Patricia (Richards) Mesko, two children; Ashley (Ryan) Walker, Cory (Dalysha) Mesko, five very special grandchildren; Anistyn, Aspyn and Ty Walker, Ronin and Maddox Mesko, three siblings; Morgan (Dona) Mesko, Warren (Melissa) Mesko and Shannon (John) Pifer, sister-in-law; Norine Richards, several nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and friends.

He was predeceased by his grandmother, Goldie Graham, and several other close family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton. There will be no funeral services and the burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, consider a memorial to Mr. Mesko’s name at the hands of Hezekiah or the Rainbow Horsemen.

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