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JOHN “Jack” R. FLETCHER JR. August 15, 1934 - August 23, 2021

JOHN “Jack” R. FLETCHER, JR.
August 23, 2021

John “Jack” R. Fletcher, Jr., 87, Hanover Twp, Pennsylvania passed away Monday, August 23, 2021, at his home.

Born in Kingston, he was the only child of the late Thelma and John R Fletcher Sr. He was a 1953 graduate of Kingston High School. After high school he proudly served in the United States Navy, following in the footsteps of many family members.

Education was very important to Jack and early in life he knew teaching was the only thing for him. It was his passion. He was greatly influenced by his high school teachers especially Mr. Stahl/History, Ms. Collins/English, Ms. Turner/Music, and Mr. Vail English. Once eligible, he signed up for the reserves in high school. He was a first-generation college graduate. Following his Naval service, he went on to earn a master’s degree from Bloomsburg State Teachers College, now known as Bloomsburg University. He majored in biology and minored in the Greek City-States.

Jack started his career at Berwick High School teaching science and finished his career at Bloomsburg University as a professor in the biology department for nearly 35 years. He was very involved with his students even going as far as to give them his home phone number if they had questions about an assignment. He sought out opportunities to teach inner city youth and those in the prison system. After retirement he remained in touch with many of his students from high school and college and enjoyed hearing about their successes throughout their lives.

Some of his greatest joys was coaching the junior high school wrestling team, his son’s little league team, and serving as the Drama director for high school productions.

Jack was a member of the Freemasons and Shriners. He remained connected to many of his high school friends through his life especially Chuck Peterman.

He was preceded in death by Ann Fletcher, mother of his 3 children. Surviving is his beloved companion, Sandra Hunt, who he adored. Also, son John R. Fletcher III, and wife Suzanne, Hanover Twp.; daughters Jacqueline Brozena and husband Jim, West Pittston; Jill Scroggs and husband Brian, Chalfont; granddaughters; Erica Fletcher and Lauren Fletcher and faithful dog, Cuddles.

The service will be held at the convenience of the family from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home, Wyoming. Interment will be in the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. There will be no calling hours.

Family has requested that memorial donations be made to Hanover Twp Community Ambulance Medic, 9, 1001 Center St., Hanover Twp., Pa 18706, who were so kind and compassionate during their calls.

To send condolences please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com

The service will be held at the convenience of the family from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home, Wyoming. Interment will be in the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. There will be no calling hours.

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    Mary Boudman says

    I was so sorry to read of Jack’s passing. I was one of his college students . Jack was a special person, teacher & friend. I have many memories of times spent in Jack’s company that always bring a smile to my face. My sympathies to you all. Heaven has gained another angel but the world has lost a great man.

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    Rev. Craig Gommer says

    We here at Firwood UNited Methodist Church are so sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. Please know we all are holding your family in prayer.

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    Ernie and Mary Cole says

    We were very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We would be there if we could. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

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    R L Snavely says

    Mr. Fletcher was the only teacher I had that truly had an interest in my academic and athletic potential.
    He visited my parents often in an attempt to find some possible way to motivate me .
    He constantly gave me extra attention in school. My fondest memory of Mr. Fletcher – when he coached me in midget football.
    Blessings to all of his family and friends. My Christ bless him with eternal life.

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    Diane Dutko says

    Jackie and Family.

    I was saddened to learn of your dad’s passing. I can tell that he truly loved his people and was an inspiration to many to many. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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    Diane Dutko says

    Jackie and Family.

    I was saddened to learn of your dad’s passing. I can tell that he truly loved his people and was an inspiration to many to many. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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Family has requested that memorial donations be made to Hanover Twp Community Ambulance Medic, 9, 1001 Center St., Hanover Twp., Pa 18706, who were so kind and compassionate during their calls.