John Shpakovsky
Died: Jul 2, 2024
John Shpakovsky
John Shpakovsky, 94, of Frackville passed peacefully from this life into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in the presence of his loving family.

Born in Mahanoy Plane, December 6, 1929, he was a son of the late John and Mary Wasylchuck Shpakovsky.  He was a graduate of the former Frackville High School, class of 1947.

John was a US Army veteran of the Korean War attaining the rank of sergeant; he served with the artillery unit of the Second Army Area.

He worked for Carpenter Technology, Reading for 30 years as a machine operator; he drove the Mister Softee ice cream truck in the 1960’s; he was loved by everyone and was known as Mister Softee.

John was a devout Christian, and his faith was strong in our Lord and Savior.  His prayer was that everyone would know Jesus personally. 

John was supportive to his children and loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Gertrude F. Blackwell Shpakovsky, in 2022; two brothers; Fredrick and Michael Shpakovsky.

John is survived by his children; daughter, Tammy Sausser and husband Randy; son, John Shpakovsky and wife Susan, Cressona; son, Michael Shpakovsky and wife Christine, Frackville and daughter Lori Mack, Frackville; grandchildren; Derrick (Jacqueline) Mack, Briana (Allen) Yordy; Katie, Olivia and Sophia Shpakovsky; Moriah, Megan and Morgan Shpakovsky; Randy, Jr. and Tiana Sausser; great-grandchildren; Teagan, Magnolia and Autumn Yordy and Kiernan Mack; Sisters; Jule Shapawol, Doylestown and Alice Muscalus, Hummelstown; nieces and nephews.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville.

In memory of John, please make donations to Calvary Baptist Church, 139 S. Center St., Frackville, PA  17931.

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