John A. Gawronski 87, of Philadelphia and most recently of Lancaster, passed away on Monday , April 3, 2023. He was the eldest son of John J and Catherine Gawronski. He was married to his loving wife Florence (Zach) for 52 years.
John was a 1954 graduate of North Catholic High School in Philadelphia, and later earned a Bachelor degree in Business from La Salle University. John spent his career working in the trucking industry as a sales manager for Consolidated Freight and Transcon Lines.
During his retirement John enjoyed playing golf, feeding the birds, watching baseball, football and his beloved westerns. Dad loved to find new restaurants and enjoyed dining out with his family and friends. He was fond of a good Makers Mark old fashion and a nice bottle of wine.In the last year of his life he liked to pour over recipies and experiment in the kitchen. John also looked forward to vacations at the Jersey shore, sitting outside by the pool and enjoying a cocktail.
Preceding him in death were his wife Florence and his brother Edward J Gawronski.
John is survived by his two daughters, Karen Frank ( David), Elaine Petruzzelli (Carmen) , four grandsons, Andrew, David, Giovanni & Eric. He is also survived by many nephews , nieces, grand nieces and a grand nephew. John held a special place in his heart for Greyson & Jordis who affectionately called him Grandpop and Papa G.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 9-10:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Timothy RC Church, 3001 Levick Street, Philadephia PA 19149
Interment will be at Magnolia Cemetery, Philadelphia