It is with deep sorrow to say that our husband,
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father, and grandpa John Youngblood left us
suddenly on Tuesday at St. Mary's Villa after a brief
illness. He is now with the angels and watching over
us guiding our way through life.
He was the husband of Freda (Betsy) Hollenback
Youngblood . They celebrated 56 years of marriage
on February 16th.and are long time residents of the
East Mountain section of Scranton.
Born on 12/6/35 in New York City he was the son of
the late John and Nora O'Brien Youngblood. He
attended both New York City and Scranton public
schools J and also attended Hunter College, New
York City and Penn State University. He served two
years in the Pa National Guard and 4 years in the
U.S. Air Force. Before retirement he was employed
as a sales representative for Rand McNally in the
Pennsylvania-New York area and was also a real
estate appraiser for Kanton Realty.
He was a member of the Greater Scranton Board of
Realtors, Arc of NEPA, and a former member and
mentor of Boy Scouts of America.
His sons and their families were of great joy to him.
He loved them all dearly and enjoyed every minute
with them He was a very proud dad and grandpa
and a fun guy to be with.
He is survived by his wife Freda (Betsy) and 2 sons -
Mark and wife Lori, Scranton and their son Vaughn,
Boston, and Sean and wife Jean Marie and their
children Alexis, Sydney, Aaron, and Shane, Elmhurst
cousins and many friends. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Mary's Villa for their kindness and compassionate care
given to Jack.
A blessing service will be held Friday at 9 am in the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave. Scranton. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends and family may pay their respects Thursday (TODAY) from 4-7 pm.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arc
of NEPA, 115 Meadow Ave. Scranton, PA 18505, St. Mary's Villa 516 St. Mary's Villa Road, Elmhurst Twp., PA 18411 or charity of the donor's choice.