John J. Teijaro, 89, of Frackville, passed away peacefully Wednesday at home with his family by his side.
Born in Sagon, August 26, 1929, he was a son of the late Avelino and Beatrice Teijaro. He was a graduate of Frackville High School.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean War with the Army Artillery Unit.
John worked for ConRail, Reading Depot, as a conductor and brakeman for 35 years.
He enjoyed gardening and was famous for his pickles.
He was a member of the former St. Peter United Church of Christ, Frackville, he was a former Trustee with the American Legion Post #398 where he was active with the Military Honor Guard; a member of the B.P.O. E. Elks Lodge #1533 and the Goodwill Hose Company, Frackville.
In addition to his parents he was preceded by a brother James Lynch.
John is survived by his wife of 67 years Dorothy L. Norwich Teijaro; children; John Teijaro and wife Mary, Frackville; Denise Conapinski and husband Joseph, Frackville; Patricia Marshall and husband Dan, Pen Argyl; Douglas Teijaro and wife Ilene, Mount Joy; and Robert Teijaro and wife Jamie, Schuylkill Haven; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters; Frances Benensky and husband Raymond, Broadheadsville; Juanita Edwards, Fallsington; brother, Avelino Teijaro, Gap; nieces and nephews.
Religious Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville with Rev. David Grant officiating; Relatives and friends are invited to visit with family from 9:30 a.m. till time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in John’s name to the American Legion Post # 398, 40 S. Mahanoy St., Frackville, PA 17931 or the Frackville Library, 56 N. Lehigh Ave. Frackville, PA 17931