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John P. Mensch

May 8, 1941 — October 21, 2022

John P. Mensch

John Phillip Mensch, age 81, of 2502 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg (Espy) died at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville early Friday morning, October 21, 2022.

Born in Catawissa on May 8, 1941, he was a son of the late Matthew C., Sr. and Jeanne (Royer) Mensch. A 1959 graduate of Catawissa High School, he went on to graduate from the former Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1965.

John was employed as an elementary teacher for 35 years, last teaching at the former Mahoning Cooper Elementary School of the Danville School District, retiring in 2001. He was blessed to have taught 1500 wonderful children. Following retirement, he traveled to many extraordinary destinations.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Espy, since 1962.

John was married to the former Nancy Ann Funk on October 7, 1962 and they celebrated 55 years of marriage before her death on December 17, 2017. He was also preceded in death a brother, Matthew C. Mensch, Jr. and a sister Rosemary Knorr.

Surviving are two sons: Jonathan V. Mensch and his wife Melinda, Rehoboth Beach, Del. and Matthew C. Mensch of Bloomsburg; a granddaughter Margo Mensch and a grandson Mason Mensch.

Graveside services will be held on Monday at 3 p. m. in Elan Memorial Park Cemetery, 5595 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg (Lime Ridge) with his pastor, Rev. Gordon E. Smith, officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.

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