John W. "Jack" Gilhool, Jr.


John Walter Gilhool, Jr., 78, of Greenfield Township, PA, died Wednesday morning, February 20, 2019 at Abington Manor, Clarks Summit, PA.   


Born February 8, 1941 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late John Walter Gilhool, Sr.   and Margaret Grace Pryal Gilhool.


Jack's parents were natives of Archbald and he was raised in Washington, D.C. His family always spent summers at Newton Lake where they have owned a cottage for many years.  Upon his retirement from the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY, he made Newton Lake his home.  Jack was a very out going person and was well known and liked in the Newton Lake community.


Jack enjoyed cars and boats but will be best remembered as a father figure to many children. Whether it was a child from the neighborhood or one of his children's friends he could always be counted on to provide a place to stay or some words of advise. 


He is survived by four children: Kevin Michael Gilhool, Janet Armstrong, John Walter Gilhool, III. and Dean Glenn Gilhool; three grandsons: Joshua John and Jacob James Gilhool and Joseph Ryan Armstrong; a sister: Elizabeth Ellen Gilhool; one brother: Gerald Michael Gilhool; a niece: Megan Kelley; two nephews: Gerald and Patrick Gilhool.


He was also preceded in death by an infant Brother: Joseph.


A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook Street, Carbondale, PA, celebrated by Rev. James Price, C.P., pastor.


The family received friends on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the church.


Arrangements were entrusted to the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Clifford, PA.

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