He was born Sept. 3, 1942, in West Easton, Pennsylvania, to Hedwig (nee Fandl) and John E. Jankowich (deceased). The four loves of his life were God, family, friends and education, and he used those blessings to help others.
He was an educator with degrees from East Stroudsburg and Kutztown in Pennsylvania. John taught English, British literature and mythology for more than 30 years at Easton High School. He also taught English as a Second Language to immigrants in night school for 18 years.
That someone else might see the beauty of life, he donated his corneas.
Survivors include his spouse of 28 years, Arline Ducharme Jankowich; son, John N. (Audrey) Jankowich; daughter, Margherita Palmisano; son, Albert (Laurie) Palmisano; and extended family of 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Edward Jankowich and Ralph Jankowich.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice that benefits children. The family received friends Nov. 28, at the Tribute Center of Heath Funeral Chapel. Funeral services were held Nov. 29; interment followed at Oak Hill Burial Park.
Condolences may be made to the family at heathfuneralchapel.com.