JOHN ELKO JR., of East Church Street, Nanticoke, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2010, in the Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Larksville, a son of the late John Sr. and Leona Deogosky Elko. He was a lifetime employee of CertainTeed, Mountain Top. He was an avid sportsman who loved to fish. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Elko. Surviving is his wife of 26 years, the former Carole Shumway; daughters, Terry Vietz, Leona and Angela Elko; five grandchildren; step-daughter, Joanna Waligun; step-sons, Charles and Joseph Waligun; eight step-grandchildren; brother David Elko and wife Marlene; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Agnes Shumway; and pet dog Nikki.
Private funeral services were held from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, Ashley. There were no calling hours.