John Goy

John Michael "Sonny" Goy

1949 - 2013

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John Michael Goy Sr., also known as "Sonny", 64, of Laurel Run, took his final ride on July 12, 2013. Born on January 17, 1949, he was the son to the late John J. and Elena Gimenez Wasmanski Goy. John grew up in Brookside, also known as the North End. He was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, class of 1967. After graduating, John found employment with Active Quilting for twenty five years. He then worked for Motor Twins as a mechanic for five years and then switched jobs. He became a machinist and mechanic for Bridin American, Exeter, for seventeen years until his health forced him to retire in 2003. John was a survivor. He battled several bouts of cancer throughout his life and conquered each as they arose. His life was his family. He was a husband married to the former Nancy Groner on April 6, 1968. High school sweethearts, together they celebrated forty five years of marriage. They proudly raised two sons John Jr. and Paul. Together they both enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchild. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Besides always being there for his family, he loved to work on cars, motorcycles; and shoot pool. He enjoyed watching the Eagles and Vikings play football. He was a fan of both. He was a model train enthusiast, gardener, bowler; fisherman; and carpenter. John now passes his hobbies onto his grandchildren to mend the house, to till the garden, and to fill the fish net. John was a current member of the American Legion Post 609, Hanover Township. A past member of the Polish American Veterans, Hudson; and the Italian Club, Plains. John is preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife Nancy, at home; sons John Jr. and his wife Mary, Pittston, Paul and his wife Nancy, Berwick; sisters Dolores Banja and her husband John, Little Rock , AR, Arlene Banja and her husband Ed, Freeland; brother James and his wife Margaret, Plains; grandchildren Andrew, Laurel Run, Brooke and Jordan, Berwick, Christopher and Amanda, Plains; and his great grandson Chase Michael, born last week; along with several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are on Wednesday July 17, at the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark Street, Plains, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. A Funeral Service for Sonny with follow at 7:45p.m. The Service will be officiated by Rev. Michael Kloton. Interment is private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be given to the American Legion, Post 609, 328 Lee Park Avenue, Hanover Twp., PA, 18706, or the Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. Condolences to the family and for directions to the funeral home can be accessed at
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JUL 17. 05:00 PM - 07:45 PM Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc 55 Stark Street Plains, PA, US, 18705-2906


JUL 17. 07:45 PM - 08:00 PM Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc 55 Stark Street Plains, PA, US, 18705-2906