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John Oliver Way

April 1, 1928 — August 10, 2012

P. Dean Homer Funeral Home J. Jeffrey Homer, Supervisor 1 Grovedale Lane Wyalusing, Pennsylvania 18853 Tel 570 746-1444 Fax 570 928-8116 Email August 10, 2012 Obituary John O. “Jack” Way, age 84, of Sugar Run, PA passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family at his side. “Poverty Hollow” in Hollenback will be missing one hard working man. John “Jack” Way is heading for a much needed rest after working hard for his family and friends. Whenever he was asked his birthday he would just smile. He was born April 1, 1928. Everyone will remember Jack’s gruff tone and kind heart. Jack was born in Sugar Run, PA, son of the late James Vincent Way & Fedora Sutton Way. He spent 57 wonderful years on the family farm with his wife Lucretia Huffman Way. Lucretia and Jack’s dog Lily continue to keep the home fire burning. Those having learned where there’s a will – there’s a “Way” are Son; Richard Way Sr. Alba, PA Daughters; Jackie & Wayne Bogovich Silver Spring, MD Esther & Thomas Potts Wyalusing, PA Those believing he could fix anything are his 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His surviving angels are: Sisters and brothers-in-law: Joanne and Pete Puterbaugh Friendsville, PA Linda and Dan Puterbaugh Rome, PA And sister-in-law: Louise Way Wyalusing, PA As well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wilmot, PA. He enjoyed farming, hunting, refinishing furniture. In his younger days he also enjoyed polka and square dancing. He loved family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers: George Way, James Way and Stanley Way; sisters: Grace Bell, Florence Hauck, Viola Irvin, Alfretta Bloom, Marian Knapp, Margaret Kunzman, Beulah Stevens and Elsie Harmic, Esther Dyer McCarty, and Bernice Thomas. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA at 11:00 A.M with the Rev. Deane S Shively, officiating. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, PA. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, on Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. and on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614, or the Wilmot Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Tony Turner, 9 Tony’s Lane, Sugar Run, 18846. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Oliver Way, please visit our flower store.


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