By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home
John D. Wicinas, born on February 24, 1971 and died suddenly and peacefully at home on April 7, 2019. Dear son of John Wicinas, who preceded him in death, and Janice (Zebner) Wicinas. Also preceded in death by uncles, Dennis J. Zebner and David A. Zebner. He is survived by his sister, June D. Beighley and her husband, Patrick; nephew, Brian; and niece, Alexandra; Uncle Edward Zebner and his wife Janet; brother, Bruce Wicinas and his wife Noriko; and nieces Tami and Kay; brother, David Wicinas and his wife Pamela; and nieces Lark and Linden. Beloved friend, teacher, and Hero of the People, John was a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with BAs in World Literature and History, minor in Philosophy, MS in Agricultural Economics, and MA in English from Brown University, Fulbright Scholar to Lithuania. Professor "JD" History and English at Westmoreland County Community College. Brother of Delta Chi Fraternity. Pugilist, thespian, scholar, economist, writer, raconteur, and gentleman. “No man is a failure who has friends.” - It’s a Wonderful Life. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published April 08, 2019.
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