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John Wardigo

John Wardigo, age 76, of Fair St., Bloomsburg, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022 at his home.

Born on July 2, 1945 in Butler Twp., Schuylkill Co., he was the son of the late Michael and Sophia (Moscolic) Wardigo. He resided in Bloomsburg since 1963.

John was a 1963 graduate of Frackville High School. He went on to graduate from Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1967 and attended Seton Hall University and Penn State University before earning a M.S. degree from Kutztown University.

John was a Professor at Bloomsburg University for 16 years, retiring in 2006. He started his teaching career at Hazleton High School, where he taught mathematics, and later taught at both the Bloomsburg Area Middle School and Bloomsburg Area High School.   

He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael K. Wardigo.

Surviving is his son, John M. Wardigo, and his wife Lisa, of Bloomsburg; his daughter, Julie A. Wardigo, of Canononsburg; his stepson, Aaron E. Fleming, of New York City; five grandchildren.

At John's request, there will be no services.

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


You were the “cool” teacher. Loved your attitude and energy. You had a way of making us laugh, softly poking at us without embarrassing us. Later in college I took your math class. You were still the cool teacher.
You always had that great smile and upbeat attitude - whether I saw you at the post office or the grocery store.
About twenty years ago you gave me math books for
my relative who loved math and was suffering from depression. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the memories, John.
Stay cool.

Vickie Deitrick Robinson Sep 6 2022 10:12 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Wardigo

Debbie Knorr Aug 22 2022 9:35 PM

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Kathy Marinari Jun 6 2022 1:02 PM

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Kathy Marinari Jun 5 2022 4:01 PM

Mr. Wardigo, thanks so much for helping me in 2003 at Bloomsburg University when I struggled with math. I was failing out due to difficult engineering courses and working crazy hours at Weis markets to pay bills. I switched to medical imaging to try to hang on and finish a BS degree. You helped me to raise my GPA simply by your encouraging attitude when I was at my worst. I ran into you at 5am at Weis while I was stocking vegetables and you said hang in there. I finished at BU 2004 and was accepted to Geisinger's Radiography program graduated in 2006 and was hired full time where I still work today thanks to your encouragement. For some reason during tough times with covid I was thinking of a paper you passed out to the class that said something to the effect of "If you think you can you will, if you think you can't you won't, it's all in the state of mind". I still have it somewhere and think of your encouraging words in trying times. You were an inspiration and a great laugh to all and will be missed dearly!!! Thanks so much and may God Bless!!! - Mike T

Mike Thompson Jun 4 2022 3:40 AM

Mr. Wardigo was my favorite high school teacher. Math was just something I could never do, but he had the patience of a Saint spending extra time, shaking his head, and encouraging me to keep at it. I never got to tell him that I went on to be a director of research and marketing for a TV syndication company. Thanks for teaching me that grit and perseverance will open doors!!

Heather Cleaver Shivokevich May 27 2022 1:44 PM

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Suzanne Skiptunas Wiesen May 8 2022 9:56 PM

The best friend of a lifetime. I was so fortunate to have known him. He made the world better.

Frank Pursel May 4 2022 3:42 AM

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